Hana

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Time Out says

Mon Oct 30 2006

. Don’t go to ‘Hana’ expecting a samurai film. Yes, it’s set in the Edo period, and touches on the famous 47 Ronin… it even hinges on a young samurai’s quest to avenge his murdered father. But the young man in question, Aoki (Okado) has neither the heart nor the skill to pursue what he appreciates is a futile gesture. Instead he bides his time in the tenement, hoping to catch the eye of the pretty widow Osae (Miyazawa). Around this beguilingly passive hero Kore-eda parades a motley crew of comical human detritus, very much in the spirit of Kurosawa’s ‘The Lower Depths’. It’s a low-key charmer, a little short on laughs perhaps, but a definitive critique of the samurai code.
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2006

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128 mins

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Hojusaram

I saw this film at the Melbourne International Film Festival. I found it touching, endearing and beautiful, it was also very funny in a subtle way and didnt need "lots of laughs". This was one of the best films at the festival.

Hojusaram

I saw this film at the Melbourne International Film Festival. I found it touching, endearing and beautiful, it was also very funny in a subtle way and didnt need "lots of laughs". This was one of the best films at the festival.