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Dead End Run (2003)

Dead End Run is de eerste film van Ishii sinds het overweldigende Electric Dragon 80.000 V (vertoond op het festival in 2001), waar sommige argelozen nog altijd met verbaasde oren aan ... See full summary »

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Gakuryû Ishii (as Sogo Ishii)

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Credited cast:
Tadanobu Asano
Urara Awata Urara Awata
Mikako Ichikawa Mikako Ichikawa
Yûsuke Iseya
Jun Kunimura
Ken Mitsuishi Ken Mitsuishi
Masatoshi Nagase
Yoji Tanaka Yoji Tanaka
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Dead End Run is de eerste film van Ishii sinds het overweldigende Electric Dragon 80.000 V (vertoond op het festival in 2001), waar sommige argelozen nog altijd met verbaasde oren aan kunnen terugdenken en anderen met een niet eenvoudig te plaatsen gevoel van euforie. Ishii gaat voort op de ingeslagen weg. Dead End Run bestaat eigenlijk uit drie korte films. In het eerste deel zien we een man (Iseya Yusuke, de regisseur van Kakuto) die achtervolgd wordt door een vrouwelijke robot met een voorliefde voor musical liedjes. In deel twee draait de achtervolging om Nagase Masatoshi (bekend als de toerist uit Clara Law's Autumn Moon, maar ook al te zien in Gojoe en Electric Dragon), die door een huurmoordenaar in dezelfde doodlopende steeg gedreven wordt (vandaar de overkoepelende titel). In deel drie wordt Asano Tadanobu achtervolgd door de politie: hij eindigt op een dak waar hij een meisje in gijzeling neemt dat daar was beland om zelfmoord te plegen. Ishii's films combineren de ... Written by ter3

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Weird.
28 October 2005 | by insanecowstatesSee all my reviews

But good weird or bad weird? I'm leaning towards the former, if only because the rote yakuza film I was expecting turned out to be anything but, and I do like surprises.

Avant-garde might be the best way of describing what happens here: three "stories," each concerning two people, a (possible) death, and the relationship formed between those people in that moment. Beyond that, things just get...weird. In one segment, for instance, a recently killed woman animates herself in a very horror movie fashion, and then goes on to do a long, strange, song/dance piece with her killer.

The first and second sequences are closely linked in terms of content and style, whereas the third follows a much more conventional cops-and-crook set up, which seems a bit disappointing - except that it may or may not represent a thematic resolution of the first two. You be the judge.

Reminiscent, vaguely, of David Lynch, though with lower production values. Long stretches of silence, heavy on atmosphere; one of the most stunning shots of steam you'll ever see. Not a great movie by any means, but certainly an interesting one.


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