Un defensor del cine como arte "literalmente" será golpeado y humillado por eso que representa (en el Japón) el cine comercial. El (género) yakuza o mafia como el gran antagónico del filme. "Cut" es una especie de representación extrema sobre las dinámicas del cine de autor versus las grandes industrias, aquellas que manejan el mercado, te engatuzan, te enduedan y que encima de violentarte, te cobran el alquiler.
This movie is an allegory: it represents the struggle independent cinema is going through when fronting the gigantic Hollywood industry, and eventually succumbing to it. If you're brave enough to make it through the whole thing until the pathetic finale, you'll get the change to witness one of the worst movies of the last 20 years. Seriously, don't bother, it fucking sucks.
A flawed but still fascinating Japanese film by Iranian director Amir Naderi: in order to pay off the debts of his recently murdered brother a Tokyo cinephile, who organizes guerilla screenings of classics on the rooftop of his apartment house, becomes the punching bag for a yakuza gang. Highly repetitive and hard to stomach, "Cut" is way too long, but still impresses as a solid work by a maverick director.
It's a very good film in which I echo a lot of the director's sentiments, but I still don't understand what Amir's idea of pure cinema is. Great films? Old films? Art films? Personal films? Cinema is cinema. That's that.
I see what the director wanted to say, but he said it in all the wrong (and BORING!) way. Film is both art and entertainment? So why is his film so slow-paced and the opposite of entertaining, with a guy getting punches on the face for the whole 2 hours? It's a pity because the first minutes of the film are really great, but then when the real story kicks off, it gets annoyingly repetitive.