Taiyô no hakaba (1960)

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In Osaka's slum, capricious folks without futures engage in pilfering, assault and robbery, prostitution, and the trading of ID cards and blood.


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29 July 2007 | sbursuc-1
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| Dark and brilliant...
Haunting, melodic, melancholic, poetic... many more praising adjectives suit this movie. It marks the birth of Japanese modern cinema. Oshima brilliantly continues the masters Mizoguchi and Ozu, while at the same time marking a big turn in style and themes.

The movie is modern in both: style and themes. I dare saying that this style marked many great contemporary directors (as different as Tarantino, Jia Zhang-KE or Michael Mann). It has, for instance, a questioning and a renewal of the dramatic content that a scene can exhibit. Another novelty in Oshima's style is the manner in which he treats social themes: a mixture of documentary-style and fiction-style, greatly developed later by Jia Zhang Ke, and having an affiliation with the French nouvelle vague (the time overlap is no coincidence).

As for the themes: even if Mizoguchi was already interested in social problems and their reflection upon the individual, he was never so pessimistic as Oshima. Watch the movie and you'll see what I mean. But, in spite of a much more cruel view upon society, Oshima has the same deep message as Mizoguchi: the beauty. You can see it in every scene. Look carefully: there is much light in this dark movie!

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