Wednesday, July 22, 2009


Glints of silver and fame are in the eyes of peasants, Genjuro () and Tobei, while a civil war rages around them. They drag their unwilling wives down this rough path of self destruction and delusion. Considered to be one of the greatest classics ever made in Japan, the film no doubt speaks with a certain understated eloquence. But in spite of that and the beautiful camera work, I failed to find the rhythm in its poetry.

Rating: * *

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