Blues Harp

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Time Out says

The plot has a kinship with Performance: a middle-ranking yakuza hides out from enemies in a small blues club and finds himself falling in love with its (straight) owner, the son of a black American GI and an Okinawan woman. It turns out to be a fatal attraction, because the gangster's deputy gets so jealous that he works up a plan to get the musician killed. Characteristically, Miike tackles the material head-on, using the setting (Yokosuka, the US military base seen in Imamura's Pigs and Battleships) and strong images (Yamamoto also shot Hana-Bi) to orchestrate a 'blues' for a doomed and predominantly one-sided love affair. With great performances from Ikeuchi (the musician) and Tanabe (the yakuza), it's as soulful as they come.
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Release details

UK release:

1998

Duration:

106 mins

Cast and crew

Director:

Takashi Miike

Cast:

Saori Sekino, Seiichi Tanabe, Hiroyuki Ikeuchi, Mickey Curtis

Music:

Atsushi Okuno

Art Director:

Akira Ishige

Editor:

Taiji Shimamura

Cinematography:

Hideo Yamamoto

Screenwriter:

Toshiyuki Morioka, Toshihiko Matsuo

Producer:

Naoya Narita

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