First screened in May 2020
Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa. Cast: Kôji Yakusho, Hiroyuki Ikeuchi, Yoriko Dôguchi, Akira Ôtaka, Jun Fubuki, Ren Ôsugi, Yutaka Matsushige, Sachiko Meguro, Masayuki Shionoya, Masahiro Toda, Kôichi Imamura, Yoji Tanaka. Screenplay: Kiyoshi Kurosawa.
Tale of a defrocked cop wends unpredictably into a fight among cryptic factions for control over nature. Defiantly weird!
Charisma would pair beautifully with Princess Mononoke; ecological crisis again prompts a larger battle among disparate modalities of power.
My first Kurosawa! I so admired its shape-shifts among narratives and stylesdistinct from each other, and from almost any other movie'swithout losing coherence.
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Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B+