2015 | M | World, Drama
Reviewed by Bre
In a remote Icelandic farming valley, two brothers who haven’t spoken in 40 years have to come together in order to save what’s dearest to them – their sheep. Continue reading
Review by Paul
This is a dynamic, violent film which offers a rarely seen glimpse into the brutal nature of the Yakuza world. In the typical style of director Takeshi, silences often speak volumes and the tension which is generated through the story keeps the viewer engrossed throughout its entirety. Complimented by excellent performances from the cast.
You are a fan of violent action films this film has similarities to films such as Goodfellas and Casino but with the unique style of Takeshi.
There is a dark underworld which exists in stark contrast to the extremely suave nature of modern Japan. I am now keen to further explore the work of Takeshi.
Reviewed by Pam
Yes, although a bit harrowing.
Initially it seemed too black and white in relation to domineering/interfering parents and there was not one likeable character or one I could identify with. But as the story progressed, although the people weren’t likeable, they were no longer one dimensional and did show some empathy and compassion for others – just not to those in their immediate circle.
I was interested to know what happened to the son because it seemed things couldn’t possible get worse for him.
…does every person in Romania still smoke?