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Beat (1998)

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In the 1960s Okinawa was us under American military occupation. Young Takeshi leads a passive go-with-the-flow existence, working as a bartender at a bar called Sekai where his ... See full summary »

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Mark Bunnell
Claude Maki ...
Takeshi
Christopher T. Nelson ...
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Yuki Uchida ...
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In the 1960s Okinawa was us under American military occupation. Young Takeshi leads a passive go-with-the-flow existence, working as a bartender at a bar called Sekai where his ex-girlfriend Michi also worked. When Takeshi launches a flare bomb during a military blackout, expressing his frustration with the American military as well as himself, he encounters a mysterious boy with no name. He undergoes various changes living with him, but then an event occurs which will destroy Takeshi's identity to the very roots... Written by anonymous

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Good film that just didn't click with me
1 June 2009 | by (Glen Cove, New York) – See all my reviews

Slacker in Okinawa upsets the way things are being done beginning with setting off a flare during a blackout air raid drill. From there things spiral this way and that as he tries to find his footing among the people in his village and the American Military people stationed in the town.

I'm not going to lie to you this is a good but not great film didn't click with me. For me there is too much rambling nature to the proceedings and the heightened sense of nostalgia that fills the films very being seemed to me to be a bit too forced. It ultimately seemed to be trying too hard. I can see how some people would really like the film, but for me the film just didn't work.

Worth a look if you run across it.


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