Wednesday, June 10, 2009

fancy dance

never mind the bodhidharma...


hmmm... the third film from the masayuki suo box set i have and i'm thinking that working through them in reverse chronological order may have been a bad thing. i loved 'shall we dansu?' and liked 'sumo do, sumo don't' a lot. with 'fancy dance', my feelings are a touch lukewarm...

in this tale of someone entering a world where they don't quite fit, but who ends up embracing it; yohei (masahiro motoki), a punk rocker from tokyo, ends up joining a buddhist monastery, just so he can inherit it once he has completed a year of living as a monk...

the first of three films in very similar veins from masayuki suo, this is the least fun and the least enjoyable, despite the always welcome presence of naoto takenaka, once again. okay, but not anywhere near as good as the two films that would follow...

okay...

the dvd is hk$221, as part of 'the masayuki suo collection', from buyoyo.com

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