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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Bonnet Michel's rating of the film Harmonium

  2. TZUHSIEN TANG's rating of the film Harmonium

  3. FISCHER's rating of the film Harmonium

    Autant la première partie du film dégage une vague et déconcertante atmosphère d'inquiétude tamisée et timorée, parfaitement rendue par le comportement ambigu des personnages, autant la seconde partie, censée se dérouler huit ans après le départ de Yasaka de l'accueillante petite famille, se révèle comme artificielle et spécieuse, avec des séquences d'une tonalité

  4. Claire Wongsutin's rating of the film Harmonium

  5. Noli Manaig's rating of the film Harmonium

    Takes a page from the Dardenne Brothers' Le Fils. Not much of a muchness though. While Le Fils upholds, daintily, themes of sublimation & social rehabilitation, anchored on an algorithmic action of the categorical imperative, Harmonium isn't afraid to wade in murky waters, to roil up human flaws & frangibility. Thus it risks the horrific, the Real, where the Dardennes & co. prefer to keep a stiff upper lip.

  6. MATTEO BITTANTI's rating of the film Harmonium

    Secrets and lies. Crime and punishment. Retribution and revenge. Betrayal and deception.

  7. Chichago_'s rating of the film Harmonium

    Great use of colour and lighting to symbolize the deepest nature and intention of each character.

  8. Carlos Filipe Freitas's rating of the film Harmonium

    The director competently elucidates us about how hard it is, in certain cases, to forgive and forget.

  9. Daniel S.'s rating of the film Harmonium

    The more you speak, the more you die in this amazing film. Highly recommended.

  10. Babak Geranfar's rating of the film Harmonium

    Modern-day Japanese crime and punishment, Compiling from an ascending tempo of cold brutality with a rare non-evident savagery, and a vicious eviscerating fatalism in its heart, Harmonium is far from expected and soon will be one of the best movies of the year! p.s. Koji Fukada is one hell of a director to watch!

  11. Jugu Abraham's rating of the film Harmonium

    A very interesting original screenplay written by a director. A new perspective of crime and punishment. A grey perspective. Definitely one of the most interesting films I have watched in 2017 though the direction is not outstanding. Deserving of the Jury Prize in the Un Certain Regard section at Cannes

  12. Boyuan123's rating of the film Harmonium

  13. A.B. II: The Return's rating of the film Harmonium

    Is "Harmonium" a family drama with a thriller's edge, or is it a thriller with heavy does of family drama? Is the whole thing really a religious allegory, with particular emphasis on the concept of karma? I think it's that difficulty to classify the film that makes it such an unpredictable and fascinating watch. It keeps you glued to the screen while it's playing, and keeps you pondering it long after you see it.

  14. Stephane Tanaka's rating of the film Harmonium

  15. h's rating of the film Harmonium

    on sait pas trop si l'intro est trop longue ou si la conclusion est en trop, mais il aurait fallu faire 2 films. là, on atteind presque le sommeil en première partie; et on ne rêve que de prendre l'air en deuxième. dommage c'était prometteur.

  16. Aaken's rating of the film Harmonium

    Secrets and lies in a little town in Japan. How the seeds of past actions can grow into monstruous plants behind the innocuous ordinariness of life. A great and poignant piece of cinema.

  17. lbunuel's rating of the film Harmonium

    The final act is a mess, but the building of suspense in the first two is masterful.

  18. adysab's rating of the film Harmonium

  19. Jason's rating of the film Harmonium

    Harmonium has a tremendous amount going for it on a formal level, and there is stuff here - some stellar actorly business, for example - that absolutely shines. That being said: there are some serious problems and they gravely compromise the second half. Clearly a filmmaker upon whom to keep a close eye. That European cinema may be a defining influence is demonstrated by commendable use of the 1.66/1 frame.

  20. Ostermyers's rating of the film Harmonium