#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – In 1702, set against the backdrop of a long-delayed and insatiable revenge, a reserved samurai, Aoki Sozaemon, leaves his hometown in Matsumoto to come to bustling Edo in search of his father’s killer. Unaccomplished as a swordsman, with his funds quickly drying up, Sozaemon must honour his clan’s demand to avenge a disgraceful death, however, when he finally finds his target, he will have to make a difficult decision before a crushing dilemma. Is the way of the samurai stronger than the way of the heart?
Plot: In a poor district of Edo lives a young samurai named Soza. He has been sent by his clan to avenge the death of his father. He isn’t an accomplished swordsman however, and he prefers sharing the life of the residents, teaching the kids how to write etc. When he finally finds the man he is looking for, he will have to decide whether he follows the way of the samurai or chooses peace and reconciliation.
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Light and enjoyable
This film was produced by Shochiku, a studio that I’m told is renowned for it’s middle-of-the-road part-comedy/part-pathos films. Hana fits squarely in that territory and is Kore-eda’s most commercial film to date.
Set in the slums of 1702 Edo (now Tokyo), the cinematography and attention to period detail were excellent. The story itself is fairly lame. A young samurai, incompetent with a sword seeks revenge for his father’s death, but finds himself unable to carry out the act.
There’s no doubting the competence of the director and the film’s visuals are a joy to behold. It’s not something that particularly engages me, but is the sort of film I would love to take my six year old son to. The blend of humour and almost slapstick action would certainly be enjoyed by him. Mind you, this is not really a children’s film, even though it has the appeal of a Japanese version of a Disney film. Many adults would enjoy it, but it’s not my thing.
Boring, dry humor, utterly pointless.
I watched this one because the two female leads were from 2 of Yoji Yamada’s film – Twilight Samurai and The Devil’s Claw. However, this film was a complete disappointment. I already knew going in that this is not a traditional samurai film, but it is geared towards comedy and drama. Sadly, it failed even in that regards. The humor were tasteless, such as the toilet humor, and much of the drama was dry and boring.
I thought it would be closer to something like When the Last Sword Is Drawn, which was a great combination of drama, romance, action, and comedy. However, Hana was unbearable to watch and ultimately put me to sleep.
Original Language ja
Runtime 2 hr 7 min (127 min) (Japan)
Genre Comedy, Drama
Director Hirokazu Koreeda
Writer Hirokazu Koreeda
Actors Jun’ichi Okada, Rie Miyazawa, Arata Furuta
Awards 1 win & 2 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format N/A