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In Full Bloom (2019)

In post-war Tokyo, undefeated Japanese Champion trains for his upcoming bout against the American challenger. Pitted amongst political tensions, the fighters' parallel journeys will test the very limits of human spirit.
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Tyler Wood ... Clint Sullivan
Yusuke Ogasawara ... Masahiro
Hiroyuki Watanabe ... Tetsuro Tokugawa
Timothy V. Murphy ... Roane
S. Scott McCracken ... Silas Roanoke
Stefanie Estes ... Genevieve Sullivan
Hidetoshi Imura ... Satoshi Shinohara
Shu Sakimoto ... Shichiro Shinohara
Francis Polo Francis Polo ... Julius
Hazuki Kato ... Asami / Mountain Harlot
Shin Shimizu ... Takashi Shindo
Takahiro Fukuda ... Yutaka Kato
Navid Negahban ... The Shepherd (voice)
Johnson Kim Johnson Kim ... Yakuza
Masao Kitamura Masao Kitamura ... Yakuza
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In post war Tokyo, undefeated Japanese Champion Masahiro (Yusuke Ogasawara) trains in the winter wilderness for his upcoming bout against the American challenger Clint Sullivan (Tyler Wood). As Clint learns of the Yakuza's influence over the match, his memories of war, and his unborn son make him fearful of losing everything. Pitted amongst political tensions, the fighters' parallel journeys will test the very limits of human spirit.

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My favorite of the year, so far
23 October 2019 | by matthewjacobsen-86629See all my reviews

I was able to watch this movie at the festival that came to my city in Oldenburg. There was some hype to which I was quite interest. I dont know what I was to expect when watching, but was quite literally blown away. It wasn't because it was terribly shocking or twisty, but because of how much heart went into the project. Its felt from the beginning. A lot of poetry is on screen. Much beauty and awe can be sensed from the film. The more I reflect on the movie, the more I find myself thinking it might be the best of the year. It's clear that this is the work of people who love cinema. The two actors who portray the boxers really moved me. I still think back to certain scenes with questions, and though I may never know the answers, Im pleased with the wonder. My suggestion is to know that this film more thoughtful film, so know that it isn't action, CGI or spectacle. It is beauty that holds dear here. Loved it.


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8 August 2020 (Serbia) See more »

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Cherry Blossom Bloom See more »

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