What is the life of a Geisha like once her beauty has faded and she has retired? Kin has saved her money, and has become a wealthy money-lender, spending her days cold-heartedly collecting ... See full summary »
A sendup of the stereo-typical Japanese family: dad is a salaryman jerk, unable to relate to anyone; mom is a hopeless housewife; the older son is a moderate academic success; but the ... See full summary »
A mellow drama following the moral decline of a housewife turned bank employee who embezzles a fortune from her customers and indulges in an affair with a younger man. Set in 1994, shortly after the burst of Japan's economic bubble.
After losing everything in a tsunami, 10-year-old Hana is taken in by 26-year-old distant relative Jungo Kusarino. They live as father and daughter but share a profound sense of loss. Jungo... See full summary »
The typical kind of features from the Rising Sun empire. I hope many viewers will comment it in a far better way than I will, but I am highly surprised that no one has made it yet. A fierce, brutal, and terrific story of Japanese soldiers in a camp during the war in Manchuria. You have here many unbearable scènes of rape, torture, fighting, humiliations of all kind. At a scale that you may feel Dizzy from time to time. But all Japanese films lovers are used to this kind of tales. Japanese are like this. This is their culture, their inner feelings that emerge this way. We must accept it, that's the way it is. A complex story which describes us the true meaning of life, the description, the deep analysis of the human nature against the elements. A deep study, somewhere a dive into the human behaviour.
Not for all audiences. But a true masterpiece, even if I did not get all what was Inside...
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