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Beautiful, spare, and not at all kung-fool typical
I keep seeing this movie compared to anime or martial arts movies, and while I can see its roots in both genres, Crying Freeman is not really either. It might be a genre to itself.
Years ago I read a book named “The Painted Bird” that I thought deserved to be taught as a classic because its clean, spare style deserved study. But what really set it apart for me was that it was permeated with violence – it was about WWII and life under the brutal rule of Nazi invaders – but its treatment was so spare and clean it somehow rose above its subject matter into the mythic and poetic.
That’s how this movie struck me. It is violent without being blood-soaked, has some highly charged eroticism without sinking into porn, and says more with the star’s silence than could ever be told with dialog. The filming style is as spare and beautiful as I remember the text in “The Painted Bird” and can’t be separated from the overall mythic impact of the movie.
I’m not saying this is a world-changing movie. It didn’t give me some sort of epiphany, and at my age I’m no big fan of martial arts movies or anime cartoons. I’m just saying there is something quite beautiful about the way this movie fits together that elevates it above a subject matter that could have been cheapened into a spatter flick or bloated into a pure CG actioner. It’s worth watching if only to sink your mind into the elusive, mythic quality that sets this movie apart.
Stylish but vacuous.
This film is very stylish and has some nice set-pieces. There is lots of high-kicking, slow mo firing of weapons and crims in suits, very reminiscent of Hong Kong actioners. The man playing the lead role is a very talented athlete. However despite its style, Crying Freeman is a bore. Its script is quite frankly silly and features some terrible dialogue that the low-rent actors can’t do anything with. It also takes itself WAY too seriously, thus removing any dumb but fun element from proceedings. It’s not fun, it’s just dumb. I’d give it 5/10 at a stretch solely for its impressive visual style.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 42 min (102 min)
Genre Action, Crime, Thriller
Director Christophe Gans
Writer Kazuo Koike (based upon the comic books created by), Ryoichi Ikegami (based upon the comic books created by), Christophe Gans (screenplay), Thierry Cazals (screenplay), Laurie Finstad-Knizhnik (additional dialogue)
Actors Julie Condra, Kevan Ohtsji, Mark Dacascos, Debbie Podowski
Country France, USA, Japan, Canada
Awards 1 win & 1 nomination.
Production Company Toei Video Company, August Entertainment, Fuji Television Network Inc., Davis Films, Tohokushinsha Film Corporation
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Laboratory Consolidated Film Industries (CFI), Hollywood (CA), USA (color), Gastown Film Labs Ltd., Vancouver, Canada (dailies processing)
Film Length 2,857 m
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Super 35
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic)