Thursday, August 27, 2009

The Sea Is Watching

Couple of short stories written by Akira Kurosawa that blend into each other in Kei Kumai's take on the late master's last screenplay. The setting is a brothel in Edo and the characters are the geisha and their lovers who occupy it and the sea that obsereves them. The film doesn't even come close to being called a Kurosawa masterpiece but it does prove to me that Masatoshi Nagase's  role in the The Hidden Blade was not just an one off.

Rating: * *

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