Bamako. Melé is a bar singer, her husband Chaka is out of work and the couple is on the verge of breaking up... In the courtyard of the house they share with other families, a trial court ... See full summary »
Two passengers and the conductor discover that a man has passed away on their night train cabin. They come across a mysterious object in a box the dead man was carrying and they all wish to keep for themselves.
When her son's persistent rash won't subside, a mother begins investigating and finds herself pulled into the battle between small town organic farmers and Clonestra, a corporation profiting from GMOs.
A veteran cop, Murtaugh, is partnered with a young suicidal cop, Riggs. Both having one thing in common; hating working in pairs. Now they must learn to work with one another to stop a gang of drug smugglers.
Danny Glover's birthday was the same night the concert scene was filmed. During the first take, when the director said "action", instead of playing the music for the scene the orchestra played Happy Birthday, followed by a cake being brought onto the set. In his remarks to the cast and crew, Glover spoke of how he and Bennet Guillory had performed in the building 35 years earlier when it first opened as a community center and theater. See more »
I just saw this film at a preview screening last night in Tokyo, and I really loved it. I was reduced to tears several times, and I wasn't the only one in the audience who was sniffling. The story is not only moving but quite unique: It's about a black man who has come to Japan after his son dies here, and must take an unusual journey in the countryside as he attempts to make peace with his son's death and their past conflicts. As someone who has lived in Japan for many years, it's gratifying to see such a personal film set in this country but from an American director. Although there are some big stars, including Danny Glover, "Harimaya" feels more like a Japanese movie than a Hollywood one in its pacing, character interactions and atmosphere. The film is getting a fairly wide release in Japan, and I think it will provoke a lot of discussion. I encourage everyone to see it, especially those who feel connected with Japan. Itﾕs a beautiful, rewarding work.
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