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Killing (2018)

Zan (original title)
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 ... See full summary »

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Shin'ya Tsukamoto

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Shin'ya Tsukamoto (screenplay)
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Credited cast:
Shin'ya Tsukamoto ... Sawamura
Yû Aoi ... Yu
Sôsuke Ikematsu Sôsuke Ikematsu ... Mokunoshin
Kohji Katoh ... Masterless Samurai
Tatsuya Nakamura Tatsuya Nakamura ... Genda
Ryûsei Maeda Ryûsei Maeda
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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. Written by aghaemi

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Country:

Japan

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Japanese

Release Date:

24 November 2018 (Japan) See more »

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Untitled Samurai Movie See more »

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Kaijyu Theater See more »
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The film was part of the line-up at the Toronto Japanese Film Festival's 2019 edition in Toronto, Canada in June 2019. See more »

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Ambivalence
14 November 2019 | by HombredelfuturoSee all my reviews

...absolutely correct running time to make the point on this film. Is about ambivalence. Is all in our minds; life is easier than what most of us think; however, depending on the role that we are playing, for any reason, most finishing thinking in Black and White forgetting the Grays. Plenty of times we are in the middle of a situation that is not what we wanted but we are obliged to play. Sometimes the good guys are not so good and the bad ones are just a product of the events. In the case here, all the trouble start due to a hot headed teenager; too green to understand situations; but is like when you move a piece on the Chess board.

-The camcorder takes are too shaky but contributes to the overall chaos of those shots. Very good music and scenery.


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