“Bring the Soul: The Movie,” about Korean boy band BTS’s Love Yourself world tour, is less a concert movie than a chronicle of the logistics of touring in one of the biggest pop bands in the world.
Filmed by Park Jun-Soo in Pennebaker-esque verité, the film follows the Hallyu septet as they rehearse, take red-eye flights across continents and oceans, and otherwise power through the exhaustion of their global tour.
The interspersed scenes of their performances act as punctuation to the arduous task of preparation, moments in which the haggard and jetlagged young men snap into focus and put on their carefully choreographed, overwhelming productions.
These concerts in turn only further tire the members of the band, who give so much that merely four shows into the 22-date North American and European leg of their tour, they all look on the verge of collapse.
“Bring the Soul: The Movie” is currently playing in theaters nationwide.
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