Thursday, July 30, 2009

Bright Future

Kogi K's favourite actor Tadanobu Asano stars as an anarchist, 20 something, young-nothing - whose only objective in life, it seems, is to deliver the poisonous red jellyfish into the Tokyo water system. Along with his spaced out friend and the meaningless routine of their daily life, the movie settles early, and elegantly, into an other worldly feel which apparently is the hallmark of director Kiyoshi Kurosawa. The movie also features another legend of Japanese movies, Tatsuya Fuji as the father of Asano's character - who takes a keen interest in the zombie friend as he struggles to exist. But where does it take us? Down to an issue that Kurosawa seems to grapple with - the eternal conflict between 2 generations. Well..

Rating: * * +

1 comment:

Kogi Kaishakunin said...

The film kept hinting that it would be my kind of film. Yet there was something in the film that just refused to allow me to sink in to.