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Rhapsody in August 1991 123movies

Rhapsody in August 1991 123movies

Tears. Laughter. Innocence. It was a summer of remembering.May. 25, 199198 Min.
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#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – An elderly woman living in Nagasaki Japan takes care of her four grandchildren for their summer vacation. They learn about the atomic bomb that fell in 1945, and how it killed their grandfather.
Plot: The story centers on an elderly hibakusha, who lost her husband in the 1945 atomic bombing of Nagasaki, caring for her four grandchildren over the summer. She learns of a long-lost brother, Suzujiro, living in Hawaii who wants her to visit him before he dies.
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Holds up against his best films
Akira Kurosawa is one of my very favorite filmmakers. If you search through my reviews, I have written about a few, The Seven Samurai, High and Low, Kagemusha, and Dreams. I have seen many more, Rashomon, Ikiru (my personal favorite), Yojimbo, Sanjuro, Dersu Uzala, and Ran. I have only disliked one, High and Low, but not one of his films failed to amaze me in some way or other. My initial opinion, after seeing Rashomon, The Seven Samurai, Yojimbo, Ran and Kagemusha was that he was an amazing stylist whose films felt slightly impersonal to me. I strongly disagree with that opinion now (I expressed it in my review to Kagemusha, which I’m surprised hasn’t resulted in tons of hate mail).

I have just finished watching Kurosawa’s second to last film, Rhapsody in August. It is not highly regarded, usually dismissed as a very minor work in a master’s portfolio. This I also discovered about my second favorite of his films, Dreams. Well, as far as my opinion, I think people were dead wrong about both of these films.

Rhapsody in August is not a stylistic masterpiece like The Seven Samurai, Yojimbo, or Ran. Instead, only second to Ikiru, it is Kurosawa’s most humanistic film. I have only seen one film by him (although I’ve read a lot about him), but I would compare it more to Yasujiro Ozu’s work.

This film has a plethora of themes, ranging from the effect of the H-Bomb on both the Japanese and the Americans, the generation gaps between the three generations present (the matriarch of the family feels separate from her middle-aged children, but she relates well to her grandchildren who are interested in their country’s sorrowful history), and the effect of American culture on the Japanese of the present generation. It is quite a handful, but everything is handled so subtly that some viewers who don’t pick up on it all may easily grow uninterested. In some ways, the film feels very didactic (in a good way). I can imagine this film being showed to younger children, since the four grandchildren, at least at the beginning, are learning about the history of the bomb and Nagazaki and their grandfather’s death.

The only weak point of the film is probably the very end, which is difficult to understand. I have a feeling that there was some cross-cultural barrier preventing my understanding of it, so if anyone does get it, please contact me. Anyway, as I perceived it, the film ended kind of randomly. But still, what has come before is too good to get too upset by the lack of closure. It deserves a 10/10.

Review By: zetes Rating: 9 Date: 2001-02-09
Life in bloom…
Nagasaki is often overlooked when mention is made of the 1945 Atomic bombings of Japan. Recent revelations suggest that NEITHER bombing was in fact necessary “to put an end to hostilities.” What this says about US is all too clear. Like it or not. As I write this, Israel’s month-long “ethnic cleansing” in Gaza is (at least momentarily) being suspended. (As Norman Finkelstein points out, this is referred to by the Israelis as “mowing the grass.”) “We’re going to put the Palestinians on a diet,” the Israeli authorities boasted before the “cleansing” began. And WE- the United $tate$- added fuel to the fire by supplying weapons to the Israelis throughout “the long, dark night.” Among the memorable images: a freezer stacked full of dead babies and the bodies of handicapped children murdered by I$raeli soldiers. (And M.I.T.’s Theodore Postol points out that the much-vaunted “Iron Dome” the U.$. helps maintain is nothing less than a costly SHAM.) It’s a propensity we seem to have in this country: we initiate or at the least facilitate mass murder around the world and then absolve ourselves of all wrongdoing. But, somehow, Life goes on; blooms anew in the ashes of the wreckage(s) we’ve caused. RHAPSODY IN AUGUST is the kind of movie that should be shown in History classes in this country; it sure couldn’t hurt…
Review By: poe426 Rating: 9 Date: 2014-08-06

Other Information:

Original Title 八月の狂詩曲
Release Date 1991-05-25
Release Year 1991

Original Language ja
Runtime 1 hr 38 min (98 min)
Budget 0
Revenue 0
Status Released
Rated PG
Genre Drama
Director Akira Kurosawa
Writer Kiyoko Murata, Akira Kurosawa, Ishirô Honda
Actors Sachiko Murase, Richard Gere, Hisashi Igawa
Country Japan
Awards 5 wins & 7 nominations
Production Company N/A
Website N/A


Technical Information:

Sound Mix Dolby Stereo
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera N/A
Laboratory Imagica Corporation, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Film Length 2,682 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 35 mm (Fuji)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm

Rhapsody in August 1991 123movies
Original title 八月の狂詩曲
TMDb Rating 7 89 votes

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