Iron Maze

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A Japanese investor (Hiroaki Murakami), his wife (Bridget Fonda) and an ex-steelworker (Jeff Fahey) have different versions of a Pennsylvania crime.

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  • Apr 27, 2010
    <div style="width:300px;"><a href="http://www.flixster.com/photos/iron-maze-13486284"><img src="http://content6.flixster.com/photo/13/48/62/13486284_ori.jpg" border="0"/></a><div style="text-align:center;font-size:10px;"><a href="http://www.flixster.com"></a></div></div> <div style="width:300px;"><a href="http://www.flixster.com/photos/iron-maze-13486281"><img src="http://content7.flixster.com/photo/13/48/62/13486281_ori.jpg" border="0"/></a><div style="text-align:center;font-size:10px;"><a href="http://www.flixster.com"></a></div></div> <div style="width:300px;"><a href="http://www.flixster.com/photos/iron-maze-13486283"><img src="http://content9.flixster.com/photo/13/48/62/13486283_ori.jpg" border="0"/></a><div style="text-align:center;font-size:10px;"><a href="http://www.flixster.com"></a> </div></div> <I>IRON MAZE</I> (1991) WRITTEN BY: Ryunosuke Akutagawa and Hiroaki Yoshida DIRECTED BY: Hiroaki Yoshida <I>Iron Maze</I> is a little known and offbeat update to <I>Roshomon</I>. Set in Pittsburgh, the story opens when the son of a Japanese businessman is found beaten to death. The body is discovered in the steel mill just purchased by his father as part of a corporate takeover. The murder is investigated via four different viewpoints, leaving the viewer to decide where the truth lies. With plenty of cinematography highlighting the urban architecture of Pittsburgh, there are many scenes shot in huge, spectacularly creepy industrial locations. <I>Iron Maze</I> has a very classy feel and unique production style. With Bridget Fonda, Gabriel Damon and Jeff Fahey,<I>Iron Maze</I> was released just after the height of the PA steel plant closings. As sub-themes the film offers some insight regarding cultural differences in communication styles as well as examining social issues ancillary to the rash of plant shutdowns during the steel crash. Despite its slightly cerebral tone, there is enough action and suspense to make the movie exciting. Unusual for an American film, <I>Iron Maze</I> is an overlooked and forgotten little gem of a movie that <I>Roshomon</I> fans should see.
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  • Mar 08, 2008
    a good script & plot. bad direction, bad acting and bad filming! bridget fonda stands there and looks pretty. jeff fahey is annoying at the best of times. hiroaki murakami stands there as well. made me think a little of the newer film "unknown"... but erm it's nowhere near as good as "unknown". a victim of its own cheapness. the best thing was J.T. Walsh playing the cop. his acting even managed to shine here
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