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Director:
Writer:
Shigenori Takechi (screenplay)
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Release Date:
21 August 2004 (Japan) See more »
Plot:
An executed samurai takes an existential journey throughout time, space and eternity in search of bloody vengeance. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win & 2 nominations See more »
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(17 articles)
User Reviews:
Miike goes political (again) See more (61 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Takashi Miike 
 
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Shigenori Takechi  screenplay

Produced by
Taizô Fukumaki .... producer: KSS/Kei Esu Esu
Fujio Matsushima .... producer: Excellent Film/Ekuserento Firumu
Kazuyoshi Okuyama .... supervising producer
 
Original Music by
Kôji Endô 
 
Cinematography by
Nobuyuki Fukazawa 
 
Film Editing by
Yasushi Shimamura 
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Takashi Sugimoto .... gaffer
 

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Japan:128 min | Argentina:128 min (Mar del Plata Film Festival)
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Version of Hitokiri (1969)See more »

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49 out of 80 people found the following review useful.
Miike goes political (again), 31 October 2004
Author: DeadlyOutlawREKKA from Tha' streets, London, England

I will be starting this review by saying that this is an EXCELLENT movie.

Miike, THE Auteur of the 21st century, is producing films at such an alarming rate that its almost impossible to keep up with the man. Yet he manages to keep producing films of an extremely high standard AND creating different and interesting techniques. Izo is another fine example of this.

The broken structure is far more complex than Nolan's 'Memento' and far more effective as it allows you to experience the agony that Izo is constantly feeling.

The constant metaphors that keep popping up throughout the non-stop carnage bring more layers to the film than any 'shock' movie yet Miike still manages to throw in a few gallons of blood and a very interesting place to hide a sword (ladies) for good measure.

So in summary a very poignant anti-war piece with some fine visual styles and some very brutal action. And a great guitarist.

Go see. And take the whole family.

Cinema at its best.

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