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Junji Sakamoto’s A Chorus of Angels

27 March 2016 8:38 PM, PDT | AsianMoviePulse | See recent AsianMoviePulse news »

Junji Sakamoto's A Chorus of AngelsSTORY75%ACTING75%DIRECTING75%VISUALS86%SOUND85%POSITIVESGreat story and directionSayuri Yoshinaga's performanceMagnificent cinematography and soundNEGATIVESA bit too melodramatic at moments2016-03-2879%Overall ScoreReader Rating: (1 Vote)64%

Another excellent sample of Japanese filmmaking, “A Chorus of Angels” implements all the distinct characteristics of the country’s cinema, while excelling at the technical department, with magnificent sound and cinematography, and the awards from the Japanese Academy for Best Music Score, Cinematography and Lighting being utterly justified.

 

Based on the short story “Ni-jyu Nian Go no Shyukudai” from the “Oufuku Shokan” collection by Kanae Minato (Confessions), the film revolves around Haru Kawashima, a retired school teacher, who currently works as a librarian, the six students (3 boys and 3 girls) she had when she was teaching in a remote village in Hokkaido 20 years before, the chorus they have assembled, an accident that brought their relationship to demise, and a number »

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