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The Yakuza and the Mermaid

The Yakuza and the Mermaid (2010)

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In The Yakuza and The Mermaid, a writer (Peter Hertsgaard) having trouble finishing a crime story meets a mysterious woman (Georgiana Avram) who literally brings his characters to life. Unfortunately, the gangster (Takumi Mitobe) in his story just wants to be left alone, even if it means killing the writer. Imagination and reality intertwine, as the writer and the mysterious woman embark on their own twisting and unpredictable romantic narrative. -- (C) Official Site

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If wallowing in the creative hiccups of tortured scribblers is your moviegoing goal, there are much better options.

September 27, 2012 Full Review Source: New York Times
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"I have become trite, predictable and pretentious," says our writer-hero in The Yakuza and the Mermaid. Sadly, so does the film in which he finds himself.

September 28, 2012 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
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