MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 9,310 this week

Sway (2006)
"Yureru" (original title)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  8 July 2006 (Japan)
7.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.4/10 from 570 users  
Reviews: 6 user | 11 critic

Add a Plot

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 60 titles
created 16 Jan 2012
 
a list of 46 titles
created 28 Dec 2012
 
a list of 83 titles
created 06 Jan 2013
 
a list of 6291 titles
created 13 Apr 2013
 
list image
a list of 1973 titles
created 2 months ago
 
Search for "Yureru" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Sway (2006)

Sway (2006) on IMDb 7.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Sway.
10 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Jô Odagiri ...
Takeru Hayakawa
...
Minoru Hayakawa
Masatô Ibu ...
Isamu Hayakawa
Hirofumi Arai ...
Yohei Okajima
Yôko Maki ...
Chieko Kawabata
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Keizô Kanie ...
Osamu Hayakawa
Yûichi Kimura ...
Akihito Maruo
Tomorowo Taguchi ...
Judge
Piêru Taki ...
Funaki
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

8 July 2006 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Yureru  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
If you understood Rashômon, you'll love Yureru
23 February 2009 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

There may have been a film even earlier, but I think Kurosawa's "Rashômon" (1950) was the first film to delve deep into the twisted convolutions of human perception. Take a sensational event and study how different witnesses will remember it, often in complete conflict with each other, due to selfishness, pride or willful ignorance. Gilligan's Island did this a few times, too.

I think Yureru went one step beyond Rashômon (and maybe even beyond Gilligan), because in this film the witnesses are dynamic, fickle in their perceptions, and their own memories are prone to wild swings of "truth" to the point that they themselves aren't sure of what truth really is. Is that what the title "Sway" means? It sure seems to fit.

I wouldn't recommend this film to everyone due to its heavy, ponderous nature, but certainly if you're a fan of Kurosawa's work... or a student of Kant ...or you stay up sleepless nights wondering if a tree falls in the forest and nobody is there to hear it does it make a sound... then by all means watch this film.

Soundtrack is groovy. Images are artistically & beautifully shot. Editing is very suspenseful to those who are paying attention. The final 10 seconds are brilliant--one of the most memorable and powerful conclusions I've seen in a long while.


5 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Is this movie good? tearsonthedancefloor096
Discuss Sway (2006) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?