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  • Bangkok Nites

    Bangkok Nites


    Nippon Connection Japanese Film Festival Frankfurt ~ film no. 5

    Very good Independent-film, overlong in its last hour.

  • Happiness



    Nippon Connection Japanese Film Festival Frankfurt ~ film no. 4

    First half hour was awkwardly funny, but then the totally overscripted film took over and turned it into a bland revenge story of blood and gore. Disappointing.

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  • Pickpocket



    Excellent, gritty and realistic account of a petty criminal left behind by his old pals that can adapt to new aggregational develeopments of contemporary chinese society. A bit too long, maybe, and losing its track in the last half hour, but that's just minor criticism in an overall superb film. Cinematography by genius Yu Lik-wai.

  • Love Exposure

    Love Exposure


    Yes, this is maybe as good as it gets. Its biggest achievements surely are that this is not an empty popculture ballet without significant meaning orbiting around itself in a delirious hedonist fashion but bears, on the one hand, a lot of reference to actual ongoing developments (speak: anxieties) of society (The Zero Church as a religious cult, cf. A Guru is born (Takeshi Kitano), or 1Q84 (Haruki Murakami)) and youth culture (panties-hentais versus punky chicks adoring pure love (cf.…