Shun Nakahara

  • Shun Nakahara – Coquille (1998)

    1991-2000DramaJapanRomanceShun Nakahara

    The story of two middle-aged persons of opposite sex who are attending a reunion after many years of absence and unfamiliarity takes a turn when through flashbacks we see the love and crush that existed, but was never acted upon, back in those heady high school days. It is, however, better late than never.Read More »

  • Shun Nakahara – Juninin no yasashii nihonjin aka 12 Gentle Japanese (1991)

    1991-2000AsianComedyJapanShun Nakahara

    Shun Nakahara directs this comic take on Sidney Lumet’s 1957 classic Twelve Angry Men. Just as in that earlier work, this film takes place in a jury room and takes place in real time. The film opens as the jury is about to acquit the defendant — a bar hostess who pushed her ex-husband path of an oncoming truck, supposedly in self-defense. Just as everyone seems to be in agreement over the woman’s innocence, one bespectacled juror (Kazuyuki Aijima) — no one is given names in this film — voices second thoughts. Slowly, like an inversion of Henry Fonda’s character in the earlier film, he sets about convincing his fellow jurors — a group of nice folks who don’t like thinking ill of people — that the defendant is in fact a cold-blooded killer. ~ Jonathan Crow, All Movie GuideRead More »

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