Sunday, October 28, 2007


A dark and brooding meditation; I loved it. A rich history of martial valor and symbolism is misappropriated and used cynically by the Iyi clan. A lone samurai appears and asks permission to commit harakiri in their courtyard. Little do the clan's masters know that his real mission is to expose their hypocrisy.

Beautifully shot in stark black and white, and acted impeccably. A great way to spend two hours on a fall afternoon.


Swanksalot said...

such a great film, and as you say, spectacular cinematography. I took a bunch of stills from my laptop several months ago, but then never bothered to write a review, nor use the stills. Am such a fracking slacker.

Nyarlathotep said...

I managed two half-assed paragraphs myself.

I swear I added it to my queue after seeing it at B12. Perhaps a preview plug?

Swanksalot said...

your memory is better than mine. I wonder why I never uploaded all my screen shots?

Nyarlathotep said...

I won't say my memory is better, but I usually remember those who steer me to good films. Definitely top-notch.