The Masseurs and a Woman
A pair of blind masseurs, an enigmatic city woman, a lonely man and his ill-behaved nephew—The Masseurs and a Woman is made up of crisscrossing miniature studies of love and family at a remote resort in the mountains. With delicate and surprising humor, Hiroshi Shimizu paints a timeless portrait of loneliness and the human need to connect.
- Stars:Shotaro Akagi, Shin'ichi Himori, Ayuko Hirano, Toru Hirose, Zentaro Iijima, Akio Isono, Hideko Kasuga, Toshiaki Konoe, Chieko Kyotani, Fusako Maki, Mitsuko Miura, Hiroshi Mizuhara, Masako Nakaido, Ren Niki, Tsuneo Osugi,
- Director:Hiroshi Shimizu,
Two blind masseurs travel to a mountain retreat. One of them falls for a visiting lady from Tokyo and investigates a series of thefts. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
The Masseurs and a Woman torrent reviews
(ru) wrote: Tonight's at home flick for the older set
(ca) wrote: Already the worst film anyone will ever see in 2008. If there is a worse film this year, it's going to be one hell of a bad year.
(fr) wrote: Horrifying subject - don't think that the high rating means you even like the subject matter of a pedophile who virtually gets away with his crime unpunished.But you hear from some victims. And you see the injustice. And you feel the added violation of being ignored and sidelined by the church that was supposed to protect and not overlook such degradation.Don't go into this movie without heeding this warning about the subject matter.But it's well done, and clear, thorough and accurate.It's intelligent and compassionate.If you can handle the heavy subject matter, there is the reward of seeing truth, and that truth, by nature, will set you free.
(us) wrote: This movie is supposed to be a comedy but at times it seems to be more of a drama. There are very few laughs. The dilemma in the movie could've been made interesting, but it just wasn't. The movie had its good moments but it had the same amount of bad moments.
(ru) wrote: dude, people don't know what they are talking about when they give negative reviews for this movie. This is one of the BEST movies I have ever seen! I love when films honestly explore difficult subject matter
(ca) wrote: Ive seen it, its very close to the book than the version of 1998, I liked it
(ag) wrote: Incredible film with great and smart jokes. A lot of fun and I highly recommend it.
(it) wrote: An edge of your seat adventure.
(jp) wrote: One of the greatest movies by Stephen Chow. Love it!
(au) wrote: another sixties teen heart throb movie that doesn't hold up very well.
(ca) wrote: Never seen this film until now. Not as good as the original and it grows tiresome pretty quickly. I can see why they never made more.
(de) wrote: News flash - Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid faked their deaths at the hands of the Bolivian militia. Wow - ok, so what if ??? This is the jumping off point for Blackthorn (Cassidy's assumed name); in a film that takes place 27 years after the Bolivian "incident". Sounds promising, yes? Throw in the perfect casting of Sam Shepard as the ageing Cassidy, add some jaw dropping Bolivian scenery and you've got... a film that failed - not only at the box office, but artistically as well; in spite of the fine scenery and casting of its lead. I lay part of the blame at director Mateo Gil who all too often was at odds with himself, just as the old west fable was being replaced by cars, trains, and manifest destiny. Here he wanted to create an old style western; with horses galloping endlessly... but then he collides with Miguel Barros' script which is grounded in harsh realism (in other words, major plot points center on the fact that horses do NOT run forever). Gil wallows in the harshness as well, with several bleak horizons, dying or dead steeds, exposure to the elements and vast vistas with nothing to see except the characters involved - paying homage to Sergio Leone and his Eastwood Spaghetti Westerns. The story is a simple one: after hiding for 27 years, Butch discovers that his "nephew" (or possibly his son, which is never made totally clear - is the lad Butch's or Sundance's) is now orphaned in San Francisco. Having made enough money breeding horses, he decides to cash out and return to the states (and nevermind that said "orphan" nephew is now closer to 30 than 20). Of course things don't go well - he is shot at and his horse, with all his cash and guns, runs away. This leads to the introduction of a new sidekick, a Spanish engineer named Eduardo who convinces Butch to help him out of a jam with the promise of riches. Butch doesn't want to seem mercenary, just wants to get back the 6 grand he lost due to Eduardo shooting at him, but decides to help Eduardo escape the Indians who are pursuing him (who work for the mining company that Eduardo stole 50k from). There is a decent bonding story with some twists and turns, but the final twist is somewhat over the top; just as I found the reintroduction of Pinkerton agent Mackinley (nicely portrayed as a beaten down drunkard by Stephen Rea), while holding some nice possibilities to be sorely mishandled. That the film tries to infuse a No Country For Old Men sentiment in the interplay between Butch and MacKinley, it totally misses the mark, leaving MacKinley's justifications for his actions totally suspect. The film also backtracks quite a bit - flipping back 27 years to those last days on the run for Butch and Sundance and the girl who loves them both. I found these passages disconcerting and lacking any dramatic flair; and once again being at odds with itself. The glossing over of the original story would indicate that director Gil assumes you know all about Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid (otherwise, why see this film at all?) - and yet by including parts of the back story (and more what-if scenarios) - he has to perforce show actors who not only do not look like Redford and Newman, but can't hold a candle to their acting chops. So Gil painted himself into a corner, creating for himself and his film a no win scenario. Too bad, for parts of the screenplay and parts of the cinematography do mesh and work quite well - which of course makes the parts that don't all the more glaring.
(ag) wrote: Terribly awful movie, but so good you can't help but laugh. Oh Shannon Tweed.