Tatsumi (2012)



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A story based on the life and short stories of Yoshihiro Tatsumi, a mangaka known for his gekiga style of alternate Japanese manga.
Animation , Drama
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All Critics (17) | Top Critics (5)

Western viewers might liken it to Disney meets The Dark Knight.

Full Review… | January 24, 2013
Globe and Mail
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Singaporean director Eric Khoo's stylishly impressive homage to the mangaka, converting his memoir, A Drifting Life, into a cinematic work employing animation that is true to Tatsumi's original work.

Full Review… | January 23, 2013
Toronto Star
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It's potent stuff, delving into pornography, incest, murder and mutilation in the company of alienated men and unhappy, sometimes cruel women.

Full Review… | April 3, 2012
New York Times
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If the structure sometimes disrupts the story of his life, the strong lines and melancholy sensibility of the illustration form an anchor that keep the power of Tatsumi's work firmly in view.

Full Review… | April 3, 2012
Village Voice
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If Khoo's film doesn't amount to more than its parts, more often than not those parts are vivid and arresting.

Full Review… | January 10, 2012
Time Out
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The overall impact is one of the art reflecting upon the artist, of characters chronicling the formation and maturation of their creator.

Full Review… | June 5, 2012

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