[JP movie]Achilles and turtle

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JP movie total pnts rank Rank 2,153in 2,888 titlesTotal -1 / Deviation 47.76
JP movie rank of 2008 Rank 71in 128 titles
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Character/Setting1.50(Very good)2
Made me think100%2/2
Hot heart0%0/2
Shed tears0%0/2
Learned something0%0/2
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Takeshi Kitano
Katsumi Yanagijima Norihiro Isoda Yuki Kaziura Kenji Shibazaki
TAKESHI KITANO Kanako Higuchi Yurei Yanagi Kumiko Aso Akira Nakao
Masatou Ibu Ren Osugi Mariko Tsutsui Yoshioka Reo Aya Enjyoji Tokunaga Eri Nao Oomori
Japan Released:2008/09/20(Sat)
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1. http://www.office-kitano.co.jp/akiresu/ (Translation)
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2014/03/22 Normal(+0 pnt) [Original Japanese review]
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[good point]
The importance of being with understanding, happiness
The artist's insanity is felt a little
As a composition of the movie is easy to understand
Higuchi Kanako 's acting skill

[Bad point]
Basically I do not understand what the artist is thinking

[Comprehensive evaluation]
Because of a movie with the theme of art, the idea and suffering of the hero are parts that are difficult to understand. Therefore, I think that it will not be such a movie as to receive everyone at the time of making it. However, as a composition of the movie "Takeshis'" and "Director: Banzai!"
It is far easier to compare than. Kitano Takeshi It may be said that it is comparatively easy to understand in the work.
The importance of so-called husband and wife love, the importance of understanding by the understanding person, happiness is conveyed smoothly and I feel something to be saved in the way of the end. On the other hand, it also felt the fear of keeping one thing in order.
Art was a movie that made me feel that I needed talent and luck.

2013/06/02 Very Bad(-2 pnt) [Original Japanese review]
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Whatever it is, it is regarded as art depending on viewpoint.

"Achilles and Turtles" is a sophistry handed down from ancient Greece, but with the flow from "Director Banzai", Director Kitano said that at least it is not thought that you are not an artist at all I think that I wanted to say.

As a content, the part of the boyhood is nearly half of the whole, I am casting quite a few beautiful girls, is it the influence of "Kikujiro"? However, I do not think there is much meaning that I drawn a rolling drama of a rich boy in the country for a long time.

Ultimately the main character performs artistic activities that can be said to be crazy, but neither boys nor youth did not seem to describe the process by which the hero did so.

In the end, it seemed that Kitano did only want to say that he is not an artist, nothing else was transmitted, and it was not interesting to see.

In the trailer, it seems to have said that "I drew a couple's love", but this seems like I thought that the viewpoint of the movie was twisted out by the erase method.

It feels like an excuse for work by Kitano himself only.

2010/01/12 Very Good(+2 pnt) [Original Japanese review]
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To be honest Director Kitano 's work was hard to understand, and I thought that it was not good personally, so I was not expecting much of this work, but it was more interesting than I expected. It was easy to understand and there were many scenes that could be funny and I thought it was a very artistic work. I thought that this work is good because the main character is looking forward to the paintings without refusing even families, but the last part is a place to close off showing married couples love. It's warm as I show it as nature, so I want to watch over you. It will be completed as a work leaving the aftertaste by ending with nature without breaking the tempo without putting unnecessary explanation and directing.
As I thought, this work is still made by people who can feel good. The scene which borrows money from my daughter is the lowest father if you look as a father but it shows the character's depiction of a daughter who hands money even if any lowest father ever feels disgusted at the same time and compare to his miserable I reflect the figure.
At first glance it seems objectively but it is the worst person, but I feel sorry that I can not hate it. Whether it likes or dislikes this work may be whether empathy can be transferred to this hero. I gradually empathied with this stupid character who was not supposed to do this.
My wife liked the hero, so I thought that if I did not complain about any disgusting thing and would like to join together and understand the main character himself. I tried desperately but I felt it was impossible but I decided to break up once. However, after seeing the miserable hero alone, I think that I am the only person I can understand. The story of Achilles and the tortoise may not be catching up but it may be a result theory. (That is why you can not stand it in love)
The convenience of the wife and daughter 's convenience and the ideal place are in a sense self - satisfied, but it' s alright But even if it is a man 's dream, I can sympathize whether it is romance. Eventually I will finish without fulfilling my dream even to the end but it is message nature and for the main character there is only a picture and there is a man's living style that sacrifices everything and keep pursuing my dreams and the pleasure of pursuing my dreams It comes down. By showing it like a gag, it does not become too heavy and it keeps well balance well.
I think that it is good not to have a bad meaning but to do stupid things and teach me to enjoy more life from this hero. It was a piece of work that Takeshi Kitano did not know exactly but this work knew what kind of person it was. There is a description and description of artistry properly and people who like paintings People who like arts I think that people who can sympathize with the main character can enjoy it.

2009/05/15 Bad(-1 pnt) [Original Japanese review]
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A story depicting the art life of Kuramochi Manichi with cynical and art love.
Following "Takeshis' in 2005 and" Director Banzai! "In 2007, it is an image that is deceived by esoteric development. There is an explanation of the conclusion of animation insertion at the beginning, climax and "Achilles and Turtle" chase, and it is the most understandable work in trilogy. At first sight, it seems like the story of a couple love of Kuramochi Manichin (Beat Takeshi) and Sachiko (Higuchi Kanako), but it is also a work that is only saying essentially that the artist is ten thousand years old! Although it is a theme connected from the previous work, there is a director's competence, and it is a popular thing to forcefully induce the viewer with a couple love forcibly.
Many laughter which is incorporated into the story is good. Although it can not be slightly laughable, its mercilessness that seems to be stupid in my mind makes the character of Makoto Luz interesting. However, the shadow of "Kitano Takeshi" is inevitably visible, and I feel unpleasant as if something is self-praising.
Moreover, although it depicts the pain of the artist who can not be admitted, it is regrettable that I could not feel deep inside. Rather than being suffering of Mashiro Life, I feel only as if I had been looking at his happiness forever.