Fuyajo (Sleepless Town) (1998)
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hard movie to judge---the acting is first rate and the scenery and style in which the film is shot is beautiful to look at--Tokyo at its most vibrant, especially at night. However, the one fault I find about this movie is its numerous characters, their motives, and the twists and turns the story takes. To be honest, its more complicated than it needs to be with all the minor characters and their roles, and I just could not keep track of their names. That being said, I still liiked the movie and recommend it.
Stylistic is an apt way to describe this. Sometimes in a good way, sometimes in a bad way. The first "Unforgettable" sequence is classic, but overall I found this a bit too inconsistent.
This was a very interesting film. It took me several viewings to really understand what was going on, but it was so worth it. The end was a complete surprise and I was so not expecting that it would turn out the way that it did. It was hard to follow sometimes, because I had a hard time keeping the different characters straight. Kind of hard to know which one was which, I have a hard time telling the different Japanese actors apart (sometimes I really wish they had name tags on). Takeshi Kaneshiro was very good in this movie (as he was in House of Flying Dragons and The Returner). This was good Japanese gangster movie. If you like ganster films, you should check this out. The double crosses, under the table ploting are great to try and figure out who is really working with who.
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