Japan

Earthy things

Sweet Bean | An (2015)

Simple and touching. After a series of persistent solicitations, a teriyaki shop manager agrees to hire an old lady. She appears to be a teriyaki master, but rumors say she used to have leprosy.

Earthy things

Tokyo Drifter (1966)

At times hilarious parody on Yakuza movies, it definitely approaches the arty areas with its impressive colours, original cuts and surreal surroundings. And off course the stuck in you head theme song:  

Heavy fumes

Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959)

It starts with a close-up of two cuddling bodies, covered in substance which at first glance reminds of  chemical burns, then is just a sand and then a constellation. “You have seen nothing in Hiroshima, ” – the narrator keeps on repeating while the viewer goes through more and more of awful imagery. Shots of destroyed Hiroshima,..
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Earthy things

Tokyo Sonata (2008)

Due to the economic crisis hitting Japan, a lot of people get downsized and fired. Ryûhei Sasaki, who is one of them,clears his working table into a plastic bag and brings his wife the last paycheck of his well-payed management job. Being ashamed of the situation he hides the truth from her and pretends to be still..
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