Friday, February 24, 2006

I Watched This Last Night....

I watched this last night...

Brother (2000)

Good... but like all Takeshi Kitano Films a bit weird (well maybe not weird, just different).
Takeshi's first film made in America (I believe?), It continues his exploration of the Japanese Yakuza criminal code began in earlier films (Sontatine and the other one I cant remember the name of).
The mixture of American and Japanese cast works well but leaves the script (obviously written in Japanese and then translated) a little bit cheesy, sort of like the old Sergio Leone spaghetti westerns.
But still, the cinematography is superb and as you would expect "Beat" Takashi's acting is outstanding.

Oh yeah and its a bit violent (disembowellings, chopped off fingers, chopsticks rammed up nose etc....)

Back to work now


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

japanese cult movie mess mouse... its a cult alright, not my cup of tea though...

the cat