Tag Archives: Jun Hamamura

Kôhei Oguri – Nemuru otoko AKA Sleeping Man (1996)

Plot:
The village of Hitosuji lies on a river which comes out of the mountains. In a farmer’s house, Takuji lies unconscious. Back from South America, he had an accident in the mountains. Several Southeast Asian women work in a bar. One of them, Tia, once had a son who drowned in a flood caused by deforestation in her own country. Read More »

    Seijun Suzuki – “Kyôfu gekijô umbalance” Miira no koi AKA A Mummy’s Love (1973)

    An editor goes to visit her lecherous old professor to discuss a new publication of Akinari Ueda’s Tales of Spring Rain, and he recounts the story of a revived mummified Buddhist monk who ran amok in a village in pre-modern Japan. In the present, he tells her that her late husband has been spotted roaming nearby lately… Read More »

      Tokuzô Tanaka – Zatoichi no uta ga Kikoeru AKA Zatoichi’s Vengeance (1966)

      Synopsis:
      Zatoichi comes upon a dying man who asks him to give a bag of money to “Taichi”. Zatoichi has no idea who this is but when he comes upon a small town harassed by gangsters, he finds that “Taichi” was the man’s young son. Along his travels he also met a blind monk who makes Zatoichi question his murderous lifestyle. In trying to help the town, Zatoichi kills some gangsters and becomes a hero to the boy. He must make a choice of whether to use non-violence and set a good example, or violence and set the boy on the wrong path in life. Read More »