Shou's father Norio finds his son in a rather meaningless existence in Tokyo dominated by alcohol and porn videos. Having left home two years earlier to pursue life as a musician, Shou has ... See full summary »
As the extremely withdrawn Don Johnston is dumped by his latest woman, he receives an anonymous letter from a former lover informing him that he has a son who may be looking for him. A freelance sleuth neighbor moves Don to embark on a cross-country search for his old flames in search of answers.
Wong Kar-Wai's movie about two love-struck cops is filmed in impressionistic splashes of motion and color. The first half deals with Cop 223, who has broken up with his girlfriend of five ... See full summary »
Kar Wai Wong
Tony Chiu Wai Leung
Murderesses Velma Kelly (a chanteuse and tease who killed her husband and sister after finding them in bed together) and Roxie Hart (who killed her boyfriend when she discovered he wasn't going to make her a star) find themselves on death row together and fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows in 1920s Chicago.
Shou's father Norio finds his son in a rather meaningless existence in Tokyo dominated by alcohol and porn videos. Having left home two years earlier to pursue life as a musician, Shou has left his band and his girlfriend has left him. His father asks a favor, that Shou clean out the apartment of his aunt Matsuko, who he says led a meaningless life until her murder at the age of 53. The apartment is filled with garbage bags and is even more unkempt than his apartment has become, and he becomes intrigued with his aunt as details of her life are supplied by a tattooed neighbor and others. Her feelings of neglect by her father Tsunehiro, who favored her chronically ill younger sister, Kumi, translated into becoming a dutiful junior high school teacher devoted to her students until being forced to resign after being blamed for the theft of some money by one of them. Leaving her family due to the disgrace, she had a series of affairs with lovers who physically abused her and did a stint as... Written by
I have been really moved by this film, with such a level of perfection in narration, photography and musical technique... This movie is not a comedy, and Amelie Poulain seems under-classed by it. This movie is about changes in Japanese society, and the fate of those who think nothing has changed. Matsuko is craving the the role of the perfect Japanese girl (in charge of the mood of her estranged father), the perfect teacher (devoted to her student), perfect wife, perfect bar hostess, perfect prostitute, perfect Yakuza wife (ready to commit suicide) perfect groupie, perfect inmate etc... But she failed it all, not because she is not doing enough to be perfect, but because the recipients of her devotion are not following the rule anymore. This is a new era, the Japanese society has mutated and her wishes fall into madness. Technically perfect, with an extreme precision in the musical part of the film, this movie serves its topic totally. A CHEF D'OEUVRE...
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