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Pistol Opera (2001)
"Pisutoru opera" (original title)

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The No. 3 assassin of Japan is given the chance to usurp No. 1 and take their place.

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Credited cast:
Makiko Esumi ...
Miyuki Minazuki
Sayoko Yamaguchi ...
Sayoko Uekyo
Hanae Kan ...
Sayoko Uekyo
Masatoshi Nagase ...
Man dressed in black
Mikijirô Hira ...
Goro Hanada
Kirin Kiki ...
Rin
Kenji Sawada ...
Man at Tokyo Station
Haruko Kato ...
Shizuka Orikuchi
Tomio Aoki
Yôji Tanaka ...
Koroshi-ya No. 7
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yoshiyuki Morishita ...
Killer no.9
Kensaku Watanabe ...
(as Sakutarô Inui)
Jan Woudstra ...
Painless Surgeon
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The No. 3 assassin of Japan is given the chance to usurp No. 1 and take their place.

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27 October 2001 (Japan)  »

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Pistol Opera  »

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As Uekyo speaks into the camera with a Union Jack draped over her, the boom mic drops into the picture for a second or two, then moves up and out of sight. See more »

Quotes

Miyuki Minazuki: I think it's okay to live my life as a pistol.
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Dogs follow their masters, but I am a stray cat.
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This is one of the best films ever made. An intense fever dream of surrealism, dream logic, and a beautiful painter's touch. I've never seen any other films that could straight-up be called "avantgarde action"; I wish there were more films like this...

What really strikes me are the colors, though the story (which is relatively straightforward; ignore the other reviews) is one extremely philosophical, awesomely existential dilemma after another.

Brilliant in every way a movie can be. Masterpiece. Hated by the same people who hate Izo and El Topo (aka people who can't wrap their head around true brilliance).

Don't understand how ANYONE could hate on this film, even if they didn't "get it" all. The visuals alone are reason enough to see this.


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