Memories of Matsuko (2006)

  |  Comedy, Drama, Musical


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When Matsuko dies of murder, her nephew Sho gets to progressively unveil many details of her mysterious past, discovering she wasn't only a forgotten outcast but led a very interesting yet bizarre life.


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16 April 2009 | boku-2
9
| Just beautiful
A really beautiful film to watch. It's funny, tragic, silly and thought-provoking all at the same time. I actually started watching this film at 1am and thought I'd probably fall asleep halfway through but my eyes were wide open the whole time. Fascinating following the life of Matsuko and all the different stages she goes through and the people she meets along the way.

The problem with a lot of artsy kind of films is that whilst they're visually excellent, the story's lacking. Or whilst the story's interesting, they're just not that great to watch. Memories of Matsuko however is visually stunning and also really interesting. Can't understand how it didn't make a splash on the world scene.

The only reason I gave it 9 and not 10 was that it was a bit long and felt it dragged towards the end.

Memories of Matsuko is probably one of the best films I've seen. I borrowed it from a friend but will be buying my own copy.

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Storyline

Plot Summary


Genres

Comedy | Drama | Musical | Mystery

Details

Release Date:

27 May 2006

Language

Japanese, English


Country of Origin

Japan

Filming Locations

Japan

Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,578,449

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