Red Peony Gambler: Second Generation Ceremony
The industrual revolution comes to Japan with the introduction of the railroad system. This led to clashes between boatmen, who livihoods are threatened, and the railroad construction workers. Oryu the Red Peony returns to her home in Kumamoto to accept her position as second generation leader of the Yano Family. But the ceremony is interrupted by fighting between local boatmen and railroad works. And it seems a rival family is pulling the strings behind the clashes.
- Stars:Bin Amatsu, Kanjûrô Arashi, Masaharu Arikawa, Daisuke Awaji, Tatsuo Endô, Sumiko Fuji, Teruo Fujinaga, Akira Hirasawa, Yoshinobu Hirose, Kenjirô Ishiyama, Ryôsuke Kagawa, Hiroshi Katô, Kojirô Kawanami, Kuniomi Kitani, Nijiko Kiyokawa,
- Director:Shigehiro Ozawa,
- Writer:Noribumi Suzuki
The industrual revolution comes to Japan with the introduction of the railroad system. This led to clashes between boatmen, who livihoods are threatened, and the railroad construction workers. Oryu the Red Peony returns to her home in Kumamoto to accept her position as second generation leader of the Yano Family. But the ceremony is interrupted by fighting between local boatmen and railroad works. And it seems a rival family is pulling the strings behind the clashes. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
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(mx) wrote: This movie changed my life. It's full of hard facts! I've been doing my own research for years now and most of what's in this movie is the real thing! But I do suggest that you look at the film, see what you think of it, and then if you want, do some research on you're own afterward! This movie should be viewed by everyone!
(es) wrote: Joyeux Bordel, un rgal d'humour un ovni, j' (ON :)) adooooore !!!
(jp) wrote: Firstly the acting is incredible. Anyone who values great acting should enjoy the film for that alone but... a big but... I may need a fair few days to get over how wrist slittingly depressing tis film is. It is just horrible, the whole thing. The setting, the storyline, the charachters, wow. It is powerfully downbeat, gritty, horrible greys everywhere. I count myself lucky I wasn't born on a Glasgow council estate, dam harsh life. Yeah, good film but too slow paced and just not what I want to watch.
(de) wrote: I remember being disappointed in this film when it first came out, but rewatching now, this film really does offer a lot of pleasures for film buffs. I'll still stand by my initial impressions that this film should have been a whole lot better and was hoping for a better film, but despite a weak script by the usually reliable Pete Dexter, this film's style, look and cast are enough to carry the day. Taking a a bit of famous Los Angeles history, The LAPD's Hat Squad who were given carte blanche to keep the mob out of LA no matter what the means, as the jumping off point, the film starts with the murder of a call girl which then leads to government conspiracies and coverups. This film has all the film noir hallmarks that went into "Chinatown" but this film doesn't have that same level of gravitas when it came to balancing the character elements and the story's larger conspiracy. Despite the weak script, director Lee Tamahori brings a beautiful level of style and grace to the film, which is greatly aided by gorgeous photography by Haskell Wexler and production design by the great Richard Sylbert, who also did "Chinatown." There's also an unbelievably strong cast that includes Nick Nolte, Jennifer Connelly, Chazz Palminteri, Michael Madsen, Chris Penn, Melanie Griffith, Andrew McCarthy, Treat Williams, John Malkovich, Bruce Dern, Kyle Chandler, Ed Lauter, Louise Fletcher, Rob Lowe, William Petersen and Virginia Madsen. Nolte is commanding in the lead and this film served as a reminder to me of what a great actor his his. It also made me wish Nolte has let himself star in more tough guy parts, because he is a total badass in the film. He's so great at rage slowly building below the surface and then exploding. If nothing else, rewatching this film made me want to watch some more Nick Nolte films. Maybe I'll check out "Farewell to the King" again. Jennifer Connolly is also a standout as the murdered girl, who in just a few scenes manages to loom large over the entire film. And not to come down too hard on the script, it does have it's moments, like when William Peterson fears he's about to be thrown down a cliff (Mulholland Falls) and pleades, you can't do this. This is America. Nolte calmly replies, "This isn't America, Jack. This is L.A." So overall, despite an overreaching script, this film's style, cast and look manage to make it well worth watching for fans of the genre.
(ru) wrote: So wonderfully trashy!!!!!!!!!!!
(ag) wrote: An unsatisfying but hypnotic film, Elephant is an atmospheric journey.