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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Hikaru's rating of the film Bitter End of a Sweet Night

    Perhaps this film wraps up the Yoshida's trilogy about youth in post-war Japan, but I think this is the weakest among the three partly because the story and the characters seem too one-dimensional. With this film, Yoshida is starting to shift his attention to non-narrative elements, such as landscapes and striking imagery. The dark interior and exterior shots by cinematographer Narushima are exquisite.

  2. dionysus67's rating of the film Bitter End of a Sweet Night

    Another classy dissection of misfired and self-pitying attempts at social mobility at a time when inequalities rise along with Japan's capitalist modernization. The theme of money's role in the imaginary consciousness of both rich and poor suffuses the film and the vitality of youth is, as expected, squandered. Yoshida's long shots in the lake and at the industrial sites are gorgeous in what is a finely acted drama.

  3. FISCHER's rating of the film Bitter End of a Sweet Night

    Saisissant portrait d'un Julien Sorel nippon, agrémenté d'une étonnante et fascinante galerie de femmes énergiques et déterminées, qui sont loin d'être seulement l'égal de l'homme, mais bien leur indéniable supérieur, dans une oeuvre dense et tourmentée qui, par bien des côtés fait penser aux questionnements et au style d'un Michelangelo Antonioni, en pleine tourmente existentielle... www.cinefiches.com

  4. K.0's rating of the film Bitter End of a Sweet Night

    右向きの運動から左向きの運動への移行があまりにも自然。喜重メロドラマの入門編にどうぞ

  5. Gondo's rating of the film Bitter End of a Sweet Night

    A sweet night, no, a sweet dream it was. A dream consumed with the self centerd ignorance of a young man that only could have a bitter end.