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Yukoku (1966)

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The great Japanese novelist Yukio Mishima only directed one film in his life, and this was it: the story of a soldier who has to commit suicide after a failed coup.

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Critic Reviews for Yukoku

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a fanatical and authentic expression of art

Full Review… | February 19, 2009
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Audience Reviews for Yukoku

Its a well done film. Great black and white cinematography. The performances have this creepy yet fascinating beauty to them. And the overall story while short is fantastic. Its full of great images and shows that Mishima had a natural talent behind the camera and its a shame he didn't continue making films. Its impossible to see this film without thinking about the actual events that led to Mishima's death just 4 years after this was made seeing how the character's fate is nearly identical to his own. So pair that with Paul Schrader's magnificent biopic that got about as close to showing what kind of person Yukio Mishima really was, it adds up to a film that stayed with me some time after seeing it.

Paul Pastoor
Paul Pastoor

Its a well done film. Great black and white cinematography. The performances have this creepy yet fascinating beauty to them. And the overall story while short is fantastic. Its full of great images and shows that Mishima had a natural talent behind the camera and its a shame he didn't continue making films. Its impossible to see this film without thinking about the actual events that led to Mishima's death just 4 years after this was made seeing how the character's fate is nearly identical to his own. So pair that with Paul Schrader's magnificent biopic that got about as close to showing what kind of person Yukio Mishima really was, it adds up to a film that stayed with me some time after seeing it.

Paul Pastoor
Paul Pastoor
½

Probably visionary esp. for its times, so it would be great to watch for film students, but for non-film geeks. It rotated between spell-binding and plain boring because it was in silent film. Also, it was disturbing that he seems to glorify the samurai culture and engages in intellectual masturbation with death. After reading how he killed himself in real life, it gives meaning to how the difference between brilliance and insanity is a fine line.

Mindy Kim
Mindy Kim

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