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The Petrified Forest (1973)

Kaseki no mori (original title)
Medical student Himoto Haruo makes no compromises in resolving issues with his mother, his authoritarian department boss, and his girlfriend's abusive employer.

Director:

Masahiro Shinoda

Writers:

Shintarô Ishihara (novel), Nobuo Yamada
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ken'ichi Hagiwara Ken'ichi Hagiwara
Sayoko Ninomiya Sayoko Ninomiya
Masako Yagi Masako Yagi
Takeshi Kusaka Takeshi Kusaka
Hiroshi Mizushima Hiroshi Mizushima
Masami Horiuchi Masami Horiuchi
Shin Tatsuoka Shin Tatsuoka ... (as Susumu Tatsuoka)
Akio Tanaka Akio Tanaka
Shin Kishida
Torahiko Hamada Torahiko Hamada
Mika Katsuragi Mika Katsuragi
Setsuko Kawaguchi Setsuko Kawaguchi
Makiko Sasaki Makiko Sasaki
Hidenori Kameda Hidenori Kameda
Kazuko Sakagami Kazuko Sakagami
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Medical student Himoto Haruo makes no compromises in resolving issues with his mother, his authoritarian department boss, and his girlfriend's abusive employer.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Some good stuff, some pretty bad stuff too.
16 October 2015 | by david-rfSee all my reviews

I don't know. Meh directing, barely decent acting, plenty of stupid dialogs, some hastily done scenes that immediately get to the point without any building up whatsoever, some situations that you can see coming from a mile away.

So, many aspects of this movie disappointed me, but it still has some kind of strange charm and a nice atmosphere. Good cinematography, too.

Too bad that's not enough to call this a memorable movie. In the end I'd say a 64% , I've kinda enjoyed watching it but I think there are hundreds of Japanese movies that deserve your precious time way more than this one.


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

1 September 1973 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

The Petrified Forest See more »

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Toho Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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