On the night in question she meets both men by accident and ends up dead on a mountain road. I’ve enjoyed Satoshi Tsumabuki in other roles but never felt he had the chops or experience to pull off the amount of navel-gazing inner distress dished out in this film. But, in his turn, Masuo has no respect for Yoshino, whom he feels is beneath him. And I also agree with you that it pays to keep looking at the Third Window Films catalog. In a state of silent anguish, Yuichi attempts to go on with his daily life. For the Telugu-language Indian film, see Raavanan.
Like early Haneke without the intellectual rigour but enlivened with beautiful moments of realisation, it’s a film that becomes harder to take the more it sides with its “sensitive” star. It represents the percentage of professional critic reviews that are positive for a given film or television show. Nevertheless, Mitsuyo persuades Yuichi to stay on the run with her and not turn himself in. Fortunately, the performances make as big an impact as the sweeping seascapes and the lyrical score. David Parkinson Radio Times. Hikari Mitsushima’s, lets call it her “screaming”, scene on the bridge sealed the deal.
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Villain (Akunin) Review
Home Reviews Villain Akun Gukoroku – Traces of Sin In a state of silent anguish, Yuichi attempts to go on with his daily life. A boring and tepid first aounin that develops into an interesting 2nd act that’s squandered with an overly sentimental, melodramatic ending.
Mitsuyo villainn lives a lonely and mundane life, working at a men’s clothing store and living with her younger sister. Derek Malcolm London Evening Standard.
Some of the acting styles are also perhaps not what we expect in a mainstream film — in a way, the film moves into quite a stylised mode in the last third, particularly in the playing of some of the older characters and of Yuichi and Mitsuyo. Akinin is one of those well directed realistic slice-of-life movies that depict flawed human beings and how their desires, ambitions, and inner demons combine with the forces around them to create a fateful drama that is tragic, ironic, or otherwise very moving.
During a fateful evening when Yoshino has just met Yuichi for one of their regular trysts and also to collect money from himshe by chance runs into Masuo, and unceremoniously dumps Yuichi who has driven hours from Nagasaki to see her with hardly a word spoken.
He agrees to take her for a drive and presumably something morebut is increasingly disgusted by her, insults her, and ends up violently throwing her out of his car on an isolated mountain road, leaving her stranded in the middle of the night. But it is clear that Yoshino has no respect for Yuichi. London Film Festival 2: April 276: My feeling is that Mitsuyo might be a few years older than Yuichi and if so this is quite important.
Contributor ; Antwerp, Belgium. The show must go on Feb 25, I think that this too might put off younger viewers in particular.
Sang Il Lee created a wonderful work out of a novel that is good but not earth-shattering. You said you weren’t all that impressed with the acting, which I believe movue crucial to a film like this. Sarah Cronin Electric Sheep.
The film felt like a basic hack job to capitalize on the popularity of the book. Search for ” Akunin ” on Amazon. The Blue Hearts The humiliated Yuichi, however, has secretly followed the couple in his own car, and attempts to come to the aid of the abandoned Yoshino.
Like early Haneke without the intellectual rigour but enlivened with beautiful moments of realisation, it’s a film that becomes harder to take the more it sides with its “sensitive” star. More Top Movies Trailers Forums. Full Cast and Crew. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: The colour palette is quite subdued and the pacing is slow.
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You are indirectly but in a very powerful way experiencing a fundamental facet of this life, while peeking into the souls of your fellow humans. Read More Original Score: The Snow White Murder Case Hochi Film Award for Best Film.
Allied to this is the score by the celebrated composer Joe Hisaishi. The abuse turns villani ugly threats, a tussle ensues, and in a fit of rage Yuichi stangles Yoshino and then flees. Watch now on villwin.