In Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s films, compulsive violence and fiendish visitations beset Tokyo. Ghosts stalk empty streets and derelict buildings. Even in Bright Future, which mostly avoids the supernatural, an executed young murderer comes back from the dead to witness the touching relationship between his father and the disturbed former flatmate whose life has unraveled since the sentence was carried out.
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4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days; Classic Japanese cinema; Cinematic Tokyo; Andre Bazin, and the 2007 Films of the Year
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