This may well be the greatest Japanese silent film I have ever seen, maybe one of the finest silent films, fullstop. Extremely powerful and moving, I was so swept up in its tide, Kinugasa was a real master, it's a huge shame that so much of his work is gone with the wind. 5/5
Every wonder why you fear? Maybe for your sister? For your brother? Maybe you fear blindness? Your lover? Your neighbors? Maybe gangs and prostitutes frighten you? Have authority issues? Maybe you fear cops? Or bullies? Or the rain? Perhaps a phobia for knives? Is your smile too big? Is night ever-long? Well, call Dr. Kinugasa, meet him @ the Crossroads. Relief's in store. O.Dix illustrated screenplays upon request
When I saw this, my friend had curated a totally bizarre and anachronistic soundtrack for it and it was amazing, I wish I could share it with you. Do this with your friends for all silent films. But the movie is still unbelievable on its own, strange and frightening and tragic and beautiful.