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Achilles And The Tortoise / Achilles To Kame


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Original Name  アキレスと亀
Official Release Date Feb 20, 2009
Starring Takeshi Kitano, Kanako Higuchi, Kumiko Aso
Director Takeshi Kitano
Screen Format 16:9 Wide Screen
Audio Japanese Dolby Digital 5.1, Japanese Dolby Digital Surround
Subtitles English, Japanese
Year 2008
Running Time 119 minutes
Genre Japanese Movie
Version  Japan
PAX-Code PAX0002513654
Catalog No.  BCBJ-3430
Item Code  4934569634306

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Nephilim (3) on 19, Feb. 2010 09:27 (HKT)
Good movie
To be honest this is not Kitano's best movie. I still think Dolls, Sonatine and Hana-Bi are his best. That said this movie is very good.

It's an honest portrayal of an artist fighting for some recognition at all costs. Anything for art.
Blind maybe but it's a person fighting for his dream.

The movie isn't without it's flaws though. Especially the first part with the little kid feels a bit overly theatrical. It's not bad but it felt a bit too much like a play. The movie really gets going once that segment is over though. Kitano's surreal story takes flight and while it is sometimes hard to identify with the blind devotion to art by the main character, the movie does pull you in. The best segment is with Kitano himself as an old and still misunderstood artist.
Here the idea of Kitano himself being the misunderstood artist really sinks in.

Despite some little flaws it's a really good movie. Not Kitano's best but still very good.
8 out of 10
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Fl00wer (36) on 13, Sep. 2009 03:00 (HKT)
Real Kitano action!
This is a good Kitano Film.
It is not as yakuza-action based like Brother or Sonatine, but it has another form of violance.
When you are familiar with Kitano films, you wil certainly recognise the typical Kitano wacko action.

You wil either love or hate it and I love it!!
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