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Charisma (1999)

Karisuma (original title)
A seasoned detective is called in to rescue a politician held hostage by a lunatic. In a brief moment of uncertainty, he misses the chance for action. Leaving his job and family without ... See full summary »

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Kiyoshi Kurosawa
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1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kôji Yakusho ... Goro Yabuike
Hiroyuki Ikeuchi ... Naoto Kiriyama
Ren Ôsugi ... Satoshi Nakasone
Yoriko Dôguchi ... Chizuru Jinbo
Jun Fubuki Jun Fubuki ... Mitsuko Jinbo
Akira Ôtaka Akira Ôtaka ... Tatsuo Tsuboi
Yutaka Matsushige ... Nekoshima
Sachiko Meguro Sachiko Meguro ... Hanako
Masayuki Shionoya ... Bucho
Masahiro Toda ... Young Officer
Kôichi Imamura Kôichi Imamura ... Young Man
Yoji Tanaka Yoji Tanaka ... Sugishita
Atsushi Nishida Atsushi Nishida ... Nishi
Masaaki Nagata Masaaki Nagata ... Diet Member
Setchin Kawaya Setchin Kawaya ... Worker
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A seasoned detective is called in to rescue a politician held hostage by a lunatic. In a brief moment of uncertainty, he misses the chance for action. Leaving his job and family without explanation, he makes his way to a mountain forest, where there is a peculiar tree called charisma. Should it be destroyed or protected? People stand divided over this one tree. Written by amirmu

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Drama | Mystery

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Featured in Kiyoshi Kurosawa: Broken Circuits (2017) See more »

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Is a tree just a tree?
17 January 2000 | by richie-43See all my reviews

Charisma was my favorite movie at the Toronto Film Festival. The only film I've ever seen that pondered whether a tree was evil, exceptional, or just another tree. And also wonders about man's attempts to control the natural order.


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

26 February 2000 (Japan) See more »

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Dolby

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1.85 : 1
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