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Pretty Good Crime Story, Interesting Twist on Actual Historical Incident
The movie was pretty good. Some parts were a little weak, some were extremely effective - the use of very high quality classical piano music was especially effective. The story was good. This was a film version of one of about 20 different novels that have been written about a famous robbery in 1968 that apparently the police failed to solve adequately. The so called: "San-Oku-En-Ji-Ken" (300 million yen incident) which the Japanese police were apparently never able to adequately solve. The young actor => Watanabe Dai was a bit unconvincing. The older actors, however, were quite good, especially the other lead: Okuda Eiji Almost all of the female cast was excellent and very convincing. With this movie, however, I was back to the normal theater condition for Japanese movies -> good to very good story and cast, excellent technical production....and...uhh....about 25 people in the theater....
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