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Sabu (2002)

TV Movie  -   -  Action | Drama  -  14 May 2002 (Japan)
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When a young man is sent to a prison workhouse for a crime he did not commit his friend on the outside must find evidence to clear his name.

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Eiji
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Sabu
Tomoko Tabata ...
Onobu
Kazue Fukiishi ...
Osue
Kenji Sawada ...
Okayasu
Naomasa Musaka ...
Matsuda
Tatsuo Yamada ...
Ryojiro Kojima
Yoshiki Arizono ...
Yohei
Keisuke Horibe
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Giichi
Mayuko Nishiyama ...
Osono
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Kinta
Yôji Tanaka ...
Toku
Akira Yasuda
Ren Ôsugi ...
Heizo
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A tale set in the Tokugawa Era. Framed for a crime he did not commit, Eiji is subjected to the harsh realities of the Ishikawa Island workhouse. Sabu, Eiji's longtime friend, must discover who is responsible for Eiji's incarceration, before the prison life consumes him completely. Written by blaza

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Proof that Takashi Miike is truly a brilliant director
8 January 2004 | by (Allen, Texas) – See all my reviews

Sabu is a simple, straight-forward friendship/love story with few surprises, very unlike Miike's more popular movies (which have been recognized as some of the most disturbingly shocking and violent films of all time). But what makes this movie better than just an average movie of the week is the direction. The opening 10 minutes are some of the most beautiful I have ever seen. And throughout, Miike shows everyone that he can handle a story without sex or ultra-violence with one of the greatest styles the cinema has known. The movie itself is worth seeing at least once, but the directing gives it replay value several times over.


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