Arakimentari (2004)



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Nobuyoshi Araki is Japan's most famous and notorious photographer. In a culture where complete female nudity is frowned upon even in men's magazines, Araki has been acclaimed and condemned for his photo books and exhibitions which usually focus upon women, usually nude and often in bold (and sometimes disturbing) poses. While he has been decried as a pornographer and a misogynist in his homeland, many others regard him as singular voice in the photographic arena, and many of the women who work … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Musical & Performing Arts, Art House & International, Special Interest
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On DVD: Aug 2, 2005


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Uncritical as the movie is, it's a pity no one's hip to the possibility that he's endlessly repeating his greatest work of the 1980s.

Full Review… | January 25, 2005
Village Voice
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It would have helped if Araki's critics had more of a say.

January 21, 2005
New York Post
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Offers a fast, efficient and richly satisfying look at an iconoclastic artist and his groundbreaking work.

Full Review… | January 20, 2005
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More of a sketch than a fully developed portrait, Arakimentari is an up-close and generally impersonal introduction to the Japanese photographer Nobuyoshi Araki.

Full Review… | January 20, 2005
New York Times
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Full Review… | August 16, 2007
Time Out
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Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
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