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Yaji and Kita: The Midnight Pilgrims (2005)

Mayonaka no Yaji-san Kita-san (original title)
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hit and miss with some excellent comedy moments
18 May 2007 | by (Japan) – See all my reviews

One of those strange films that I like but find difficult to say 'why' exactly. Surreal, touching, bizarre, obscure, confusing, culture-bound

  • but also laugh-out-loud funny in parts. Having read other reviews I


am not sure how much of the film I got, but this film had its moments, including strong performances all round, a distinctive look and feel based on clashing modern and Edo themes and strong primary colours, and a convincing love story propping it all up. I'd recommend it to anyone who has spent any time in Japan or feels an affinity with the place. I can only guess at what audiences with no experience of Japan would make of it. Probably not very much...


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