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24 November 2002 | Martin-134
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| A movie about three men, who lacks belief in the future.
The name Chicken Heart truly describes the movie, as it is about three men with dreams, which they by person aren't capable of making true. The three men meet at a small noodle stand every night discussing their miserable lives. No one of them really have any greater belief in the future. Pushed by relatives who wish to help them to a better life, the men thrives through the days doing nothing out of the ordinary. Every night they offer drunk business men to try to punch one of them for 2000 yen. In the midst of this, Asada the mysterious one in the trio, buys an old booth. He dreams of sailing around the world and during this turning point the two other men also stumbles into situations that will change their lives.

Chicken Heart is an Office Kitano production. It's directed by Hiroshi Shimizu, but greatly inspired by Takeshi Kitano and wrapped in similar humour. The movie makes a good transition from being a black comedy to be a more serious film about the men's futures and dreams. A must see if you liked Hana-Bi (Fireworks) or Kikujiro no natsu.

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