Yuichi Mafune is known as a finance broker, but he's actually a conman. One day, two men show up in front of Yuichi. One man is "M" and the other is his underling Yuki Seki. They ask Yuichi Mafune to steal the "M funds". The "M funds" is thought to be a longheld legend that massive amounts of gold and other stolen loot from World War II were hidden in the basement of a Japanese bank. The loot was then taken by the Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces to fund secret operations. Yuichi accepts the proposal after hearing of the large fee offerred if successful. In order to steal the "M funds," which Yuichi isn't even sure if it exists, "M" plans an unprecedented money game which brings in interests from the U.S., Russia and other places. --AsianWiki
Writer:Harutoshi Fukui (based on the novel by), Harutoshi Fukui (screenplay), Junji Sakamoto (screenplay)
Yuichi Mafune is known as a finance broker, but he's actually a conman. One day, two men show up in front of Yuichi. One man is "M" and the other is his underling Yuki Seki. They ask Yuichi Mafune to steal the "M funds". The "M funds" is thought to be a longheld legend that massive amounts of gold and other stolen loot from World War II were hidden in the basement of a Japanese bank. The loot was then taken by the Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces to fund secret operations. Yuichi accepts the proposal after hearing of the large fee offerred if successful. In order to steal the "M funds," which Yuichi isn't even sure if it exists, "M" plans an unprecedented money game which brings in interests from the U.S., Russia and other places. --AsianWiki . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
John T (jp) wrote: I'm a big fan of Idris Elba . I loved the HBO series "The Wire" and even more so the BBC show "Luther" but he's film career has yet to really take off and when he chooses complete Turkeys like Legacy - Black Ops , it's hardly surprising. Looking at the DVD cover you might think that this was an action flick , but far from from it. This is a dreadfully slow and dull movie about a special ops soldier who is gradually going out of his mind , stuck in a hotel room. Elba is good as usual but the script is so bad it's hard to find anything positive about this film. Avoid it at all costs.
Chris R (fr) wrote: To dull to be comedic, and to lame to be serious. Take my advice and skip. The only plus side is the art is kind of nice. This would have been better as a comic. But as a movie it fails. Hard.
Kenneth D (es) wrote: 2-time Academy Award winner and legendary actor of film, Jack Lemmon takes on one of his final roles with the greatest of poignancy.Based on the wonderful book by Mitch Album, this 1999 made-for-television film earned Lemmon the Emmy for Best Actor in a Miniseries or Movie. He deserved it. He plays Brandeis University professor Morrie Schwartz, who receives a diagnosis of ALS. The movie follows former student and Detroit Sports writer Album, as he begins spending every Tuesday of last few months of Schwartz's life tape recording the life lessons of his influential teacher.
Scott M (kr) wrote: Hilarious cartoon about shit that never happened. Embarrassingly inaccurate.
Rosie T (mx) wrote: I've seen it but can't really remember it. Wouldn't mind seeing again.
Andr (fr) wrote: Review will be written when/if re-watched (Probability: Low).First viewing: 10.03.1998
Sarfara A (jp) wrote: It was back in 1997 I rented a VHS copy of this film and returned home under scorching heat of sun. I started playing this and almost about half an hour I threw my lunch away, and hit the road and went back to shop and smashed it on his floor, having done that I paid him the money for damage, and I also rented another one. (actually he was my friend)! I'd repeat Jim Carrey's line from Ace Ventura Pet-Detective "Do Not Go In There!"
Rich G (br) wrote: J'aimerais que ce film soit disponible en franais avec un choix de sous-titres en anglais et en franais.
Paul Andrew P (kr) wrote: Just saw the movie again after about 20 years...and all i can say is that. I wish I just did not watch it again. I used to love this when I was a kid, fantasizing as having the same adventure as they had, traveling on stamps or just being tiny. The acting was bad, and the lines were bland. It looked like an amateur movie with a pretty interesting story. But to be fair, i'll give it a high rating just because of my memories as a kid. Advice to those hwo saw old movies before, don't expect to have the same feelings again.
Antonis Z (gb) wrote: The final film of great director John Huston is a real masterpiece that stands for the best example of how an adaptation of one of the most acclaimed books of the last century should be. Not just faithful to the letter of the book but also devoted to develop the spirit, "the heart of the Dead", this is the testament of Huston. A must see for all people.
John S (us) wrote: 2 or 3 things is plethora of beauty, human identity, and societal decline. It's an expertly told story, without any definite story being told. It's Godard as usual, incoherence with just enough philosophical coherence thrown in to provide the viewer with a thoroughly satisfying experience overall. My only problem with this film is it's off-putting pace. Each line of dialogue is a mind-blowing and eye-opening epiphany and the problem is that it's all said so fast, that it's almost too fast to comprehend all at once. I found myself pausing and thinking over every other line, and I ended up taking 3 hours to watch the 80 minute film. But when I realized that this was merely a spiritual extension of the film's theme of the absurdity of language. After picking up the scattered parts of my cerebral cortex, I changed my rating to a 100. Godard is a genius, and I can say everything I've said about this film, to almost every one of his other films.
Simon R (mx) wrote: Worth watching for the "Stink Bomb" segment of the animated trilogy, but otherwise one for the hard core anime fan I think.
william b (de) wrote: Favorite moment: The expression on Brando's face when told he would have to give up his gun. Priceless! This is a Western that Shakespeare would have enjoyed.
Brad G (us) wrote: Fans of Akira Kurosawa's original Rashoman might need a few minutes to adjust to this Western remake, but the quicker you accept its existence the quicker you'll be rewarded by the execution of this fine retelling. While they wait for a train, three men (William Shatner, Edward G Robinson, & Howard Da Silva) discuss what is fact and what is fiction regarding the trial of Mexican bandit, Paul Newman. Director Martin Ritt does his darndest to ape Kurosawa's grande vision, and even if it reads more as pale imitation than originality at least he manages to keep it looking pretty. Besides, it's all well-worth it for the performances. VF.