Tag Archives: Sôsuke Ikematsu

Masayuki Suo – Katsuben! AKA Talking the Pictures (2019)

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Set in early 20th Century Japan, the movie follows the adventures of a young man who wants to get into the movie business — but in a job unique to his country: a dramatic narrator for silent movies known as “Katsubenshi” or just “benshi”. Comedy and action ensue as he becomes entangled with competing movie theaters where the crowds are drawn mostly by the skills of the dramatic interpreters rather than the movies themselves. Read More »

Shin’ya Tsukamoto – Zan (2018)

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Set during the tumultuous mid-19th century Edo period of Japan, Killing is the story of a masterless samurai or ronin named Ikematsu Sosuke. As the prevalent peace and tranquility are sure to be replaced by war and conflict across the land the swordsman feels restlessness creep upon him. Read More »

Yûya Ishii – Yozora wa itsudemo saikô mitsudo no aoiro da AKA The Tokyo Night Sky Is Always the Densest Shade of Blue (2017)



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A love story between a building-site labourer, whose best friend suddenly drops dead, and an overstressed, underpaid nurse. Read More »