Posts Tagged ‘Turtles’

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…