Posts Tagged ‘Japanese comedy’

DVD Review: Crime Or Punishment!?! A Film By Keralino Sandorovich

September 29, 2012 4 comments

A zany slapstick comedy from Third Window Films!

Crime or punishment!?! is the latest offering from writer/director Keralino Sandorovich and is a multi-layered, multi-character comedy with elements of almost all other genres thrown in for good measure. When people in the West think of Japanese films many may presume that all there is on offer is horror/ thriller. One reason for this is because films of this genre are what Western audiences can identify easiest with because horror/thriller themes are universal and will work in any language, whereas a comedy can be country-specific or even region specific in its themes. Also, to watch only one Read more…

DVD Review: Turtles Are Surprisingly Fast Swimmers (2005) – A Film By Miki Satoshi

March 20, 2012 9 comments

Original Title:  Kame wa igia to hayaku oyogu

A quirky breeze of a film, director Miki Satoshi cements his reputation with a style of film he likes to make: Random skits, oddball characters and comedy mixed in with his take on the ordinary which draws heavily on Japanese kitsch.

Suzume Katagura (Juri Ueno) is a bored young housewife left home alone by her husband who is abroad on business. He rings once a day only to ask Suzume if she has fed his turtle. Her best friend is Kiyaku Ogitani (Yu Aoi), a free spirited young woman who lives in a Read more…