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Sway (2006)

Yureru (original title)
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Takeru Hayakawa
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Minoru Hayakawa
Masatô Ibu ...
Isamu Hayakawa
Hirofumi Arai ...
Yohei Okajima
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Chieko Kawabata
Yûichi Kimura ...
Akihito Maruo
Mayumi Tenkô
Mayu Kitaki
Hiroyuki Onoe
Seiki Miura
Hotaru Mizusawa
Mika Ishimura
Tamae Andô
Akiko Mutô
Kagetora Miura
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A movie for those who don't need conclusive endings.
25 November 2007 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I liked this movie (7) for the kind of relatively slow-paced, minimalistic style that a certain type of Japanese movie has, and the fact that it escaped from the formula so often seen in Hollywood movies.

It definitely reminded me of the Kurosawa classic, "Rashomon" in that it presents various perspectives and possibilities, leaving the viewer to decide on their merits. Like Rashomon, there is a death involved, but the guilty party, or more to the point, who is most guilty, remains a mystery.

Well structured story line, tasteful cinematography, and a pretty cool soundtrack. Recommended.


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