Tagged: takashi sasano

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Experiment Awards: Best of 2014

There are a lot of movie all over the world, some left in distribution limbo, some others left unsubtitled, so this is my attempt at making some sort of comprehensive list of what I thought was great… with some surprises, like last year.

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Bitter Sweet Home Kyoto

Kamo is a Kyoto woman who hates Kyoto’s hoity-toity attitude towards tradition, hence she left for Tokyo to never return again, but now she must return to take over the troubled family inn.

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Shiina Ringo – Irohanihoheto

Shiina Ringo’s latest single titled Irohanihoheto (いろはにほへと) referring to a pretty old Japanese poem that dates back a thousand years about the concepts of Buddhism, directed by Yuichi Kodama (児玉裕一).

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Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai

A masterless samurai stricken by poverty requests to commit Seppuku, but before he does the deed, he’s told the story of a young samurai who came for the same reason and ended up slashing his stomach for his misdeed.

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Thermae Romae Trailer

Based on a manga by Mari Yamazaki, Thermae Romae stars Hiroshi Abe as an ancient Roman bath house design engineer named Lucious.

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Stockholm Film Festival 2011

The 22nd edition of the Stockholm Film Festival was all about love. Love for movies, love for art as well as movies about love. Boasting over 170 movies from 44 countries, there was always something to watch for everyone.

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Okuribito

Okuribito tells the story of Daigo Kobayashi, an average cellist who’s lost his job and is forced to go back to his hometown where he finds a job as a traditional funeral “artist” to prepare the dead for their “departure.”

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About Her Brother

About Her Brother tells the story of the relationship between Ginko and her little brother Tetsuro, who shows up at his niece Koharu’s wedding, where Tetsuro manages to get pissed drunk and embarrass the whole family.