Monday, August 31, 2009

Mystery Train

A night in Memphis is replayed in three perspectives, all having the commonality of the characters staying in the same hotel with the ghost of Elvis haunting them. Kicked off with a segment featuring our friend Masatoshi Nagase and his girl friend (Youki Kudoh) seeking Graceland. Nagase's deadpan outlook which is in stark contrast to Kudoh's ebullience just adds to screenplay's punch. As the film culminates in a piece Steve Buscemi, you realize how much the film influenced Pulp Fiction.

Rating: * * +

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