The Yakuza and the Mermaid (2012)

The Yakuza and the Mermaid





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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

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Romance, Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Written By: Chris Benker
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All Critics (2) | Top Critics (1)

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

Full Review… | September 27, 2012
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.

Full Review… | September 28, 2012
Film Journal International

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