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Films By Sabu

“Think remake of Mutiny on the Bounty using Dogville as an aesthetic blueprint.” - Hollywood Reporter ... Japan's recent economic recession has fuelled the revival of left-wing dissident Takiji Kobayashi's 1929 novel Kanikôsen. This remade film version from director Sabu comes as a ... Read more
An audience favourite at Montreal, Sundance and Rotterdam Film Festivals, Postman Blues is a terrifically entertaining farce directed by Sabu, one of the rising stars of Japanese cinema's next wave. The film reflects the deep alienation and fanatical media fixation of contemporary youth culture in ... Read more
An wry, laconic observational comedy from the youthful master of deadpan, Sabu. Igarashi (Kitano 'Beat' Takeshi regular Sumumu Terajima) cannot believe his bad luck. On his first day as a factory worker the business folds and everyone is laid off. Despondent, he ponders his fate by the banks of a ... Read more
The film unfolds the tradition-minded world of "Kyozome", a dyeing handicraft maintained proudly for ages in Kyoto and well-known throughout Japan. ... Undercurrent is a love story. The heroine is Kiwa, the daughter of the aged owner of a cloth-dyeing factory. The industry is moribund and the ... Read more
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