Nothing Is Invisible

……….Cultural Kaleidoscopy………..


Posted by the editors on Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Original theatrical release poster

Sonatine, 1993, (DVD), directed by Takeshi Kitano, with Beat Kitano, Aya Kokumai, and Tetsu Watanabe.  Inspired, funny, rigorous, lyric, violent, sweet, Sonatine is, in fact, a wonderful film, cinematographically, in its scenario, its acting and more.  Simultaneously very contemporary, as well as acknowledging more than an inspiration from the films of Kinji Fukasaku (notably Sympathy for the Underdog (1971)), Kitano’s directing and his acting are clear, fresh, sophisticated without being pompous, and an inspiration, certainly to Tarantino, among others.  To see now, and to see again, whenever you want. (PR)

We recommend that you buy your DVDs.  Have a wonderful personal film library..

(Editors’ note: It is very difficult to obtain Sonatine. Here it is, with another great film, ‘Zatoichi, the Blind Swordsman’, not quite the ‘samourai’ film you might expect..)

top image: Wikipedia

6 Responses to “Sonatine”

  1. […] Sonatine […]

  2. […] Royale (2000) (DVD) directed by Kinji Fukasaku with Tatsuya Fujiwara, Aki Maeda, Taro Yamamoto, Takeshi Kitano and others.  This alternative-future Japanese violent action/horror film, Kinji […]

  3. […] our other posts on the films directed and/or starring Takeshi Kitano: Sonatine, Boiling Point and Battle […]

  4. […] our other posts on excellent films by, and with, Takeshi Kitano: Fireworks, Boiling Point, Sonatine and Zatoichi; see out posts on films directed by Kinji Fukasaku, an important influence on […]

  5. […] our previous posts on the excellent films by and/or with Takeshi Kitano:  Sonatine, Fireworks (Hana-Bi), Boiling Point (Jugatsu), Zatoichi, and Battle […]

  6. […] of the Yakuza, Violent Cop, the excellent Fireworks (Hana-Bi), Boiling Point (Jugatsu), the superb Sonatine, Zatoichi and Battle […]

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