Based on the homonymous, multi-awarded manga by Ryohei Saigan, this particular film is taking place in Tokyo in the 50's, where, following the end of the war, an intense sense of hope has ensued.
The script follows the lives of the habitats of a slum in that period. Mitsuko shows up to Tokyo from the country, in order to work for a large corporation; however, upon her arrival, she realizes that the company is actually a small car-repair shop, owned by Norifumi Suzuki. Furthermore, it is situated in the ground floor of the family's residence, where Mitsuko is supposed to live from now on.
Ryosuke Chagawa is an author of a monthly, children's manga: however, he aspires on being a serious writer and feels a constant disappointment, due to his…show more content… The film introduced, apart from the aforementioned that are currently following an international career, the Indonesian martial art, Pencak Silat. Iko Uwais was a champion of the style at the time. The final duel between the two and Andi, is one of the greatest scenes of the genre.
8. 3-Iron (Kim Ki Duk, 2004, S. Korea)
Seemingly homeless, Tae Suk is an urban hermit, who spends his life in apartments of people who are not present at the time. He eats from their fridge; he takes selfies with their heirlooms and pays for his stay by fixing broken apparatus and washing their clothes. Eventually, he reaches Sun Hwa's house, thinking that it is empty, due to her husband being away on business. He initiates his routine, up to the point that he discovers her beaten. Subsequently, they decide to leave together and he introduces her to his peculiar way of life. Nevertheless, her husband is not so eager to let her go.
Probably Ki Duk Kim's easiest film to watch, chiefly because he had a large budget in his hands, which he implemented in "furbishing" the production, particularly in contrast to his previous one that were utterly…show more content… He is protected however, because he is the son of the previous shogun and a brother to the current. An old lord, Doi Tashitsura, assigns to a trustworthy samurai, Shimada Shinzaemon to organize Naritsugu's murder.
He enlists ten more samurai and subsequently his nephew, Shimada Shirokuro; all together, they make a plan to ambush Eiichi and his 70 soldiers, during their return from Edo. During their course, they meet a hunter, Kiga Koyata, who subsequently becomes the 13th assassin.
Miike took the old film and added violence, blood and much slapstick humor (the scene with the mayor is preposterously hilarious) thus transforming it after his own, unique style. The movie is split into two parts: the initial one entails almost no action, apart from the violent acts of Naritsugu that are shot in the typically extreme Miike fashion; the second is filled with impressive battle scenes, where the large budget of the film becomes obvious.
Koji Yakusho is great as always in the role of Shimada Shinzaemon, despite the fact that he acts in the fashion of the protagonists of the old samurai films, with grandiloquence and intense