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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 ... See full summary »

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... Goro Yabuike
... Naoto Kiriyama
... Satoshi Nakasone (as Ren Ôsugi)
... Chizuru Jinbo
Jun Fubuki ... Mitsuko Jinbo
Akira Ohtaka ... Tatsuo Tsuboi
Yutaka Matsushige ... Nekoshima
Sachiko Meguro ... Hanako
Masayuki Shionoya ... Bucho
... Young Officer
Kôichi Imamura ... Young Man
Yôji Tanaka ... Sugishita
Atsushi Nishida ... Nishi
Masaaki Nagata ... Diet Member
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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Another marvel of modern Japanese cinema
9 May 2000 | by See all my reviews

Charisma shows another side of Kiyoshi Kurosawa's talent. The forest contrasts deeply with the industrial environment of License to Live, yet Charisma's symbolic analysis of the Japanese society's fears and latent insanity is much more acute. This movie is also one of the few which show the collapse of both individuals and society so intimately. It takes even more sense in the perspective of the Millennium Fear, even if this theme is not explicitly named in the movie. All in all, Charisma is certainly a movie to discover.


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