Takashi Miike Film Analysis

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Sukiyaki Western Django (2007) A lone gunman arrives in poor city in Nevata, named Yuta, where the Genji and the Heike clans are warring over a mythical treasure that is supposed to be buried there. The gunman denies requests from both clans to join them and eventually meets Ruriko who takes care of her mute grandson Heihachi, since his mother, Shizuka has become a prostitute to protect him. After a while the gunman decides to take revenge on Shizuka 's stead. Dirty tricks, betrayals and love bloom in the city among the gunfighting. Takashi Miike directs an unavoidably preposterous mix of samurai and western films, which draws from the historical Genpei War and the Wars of the Roses, as much as from films like "Yojimbo", "Django" and "The …show more content…

As the scene progresses, he, and the remaining students realize this is a trial of sorts, although an utterly unfair one, as Takahata soon discovers. Soon after, Shun meets one of his friends, Ichika, who has also survived a similar massacre and the two of them proceed to the gym, where another trial is expecting them this time from a giant cat. While running for their lives in there, they meet Amaya, a cold and dangerous student who eventually accompanies them to a giant cube flying over Tokyo, where additional trials expect them. Takashi Miike directs a paranoid film that plays out as a video game, with the protagonists having to overcome trials in order to progress to the next stage. However, the fact that those trials are presented by dolls that came to life (as the one with the Matrioska Dolls, in a hilarious concept), the permeating slapstick humor and the omnipresent bloodbaths, take the film in a whole other direction, similar to the usual Miike

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