| Unusual shots make Hara-Kiri fine viewing experience
From the opening shots of Hara-Kiri, where the camera follows the tense actions of a woman whose face is unseen, to the dramatic conclusion, this film is a visual delight. It looks very modern to the eye, with fine alternation of close-ups and tracking shots that keep the action flowing smoothly.As the French wife of a Japanese diplomat, Iribe falls in love with a Japanese prince. The romance moves from beautifully lit interiors to an Alpine ski resort. But traditions and cross-cultural relationships are not easy to manage, to say the least.