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  1. Lynch/Fellini's rating of the film Pigs and Battleships

    It's a politically and morally interesting, showing the negative effects that imperialism and nationalism has on society. But I think Imamura was still finding his way visually.

  2. xuxuxush's rating of the film Pigs and Battleships

    finally, a fierce, self-directed, outspoken, not at all pathetic heroine in a Japanese New Wave movie!

  3. Enrico Gaudenzi's rating of the film Pigs and Battleships

    Nouvelle vague in salsa giapponese. Protagonisti in stato di grazia, politica neanche troppo sottilmente celata, bassifondi e piccoli criminali à la Bukowski e (spoiler alert) la scena dello stupro che vale da sola il film. Per me uno dei migliori esempi di film anni Sessanta, con tanta vita ma anche una buona sceneggiatura. Da vedere

  4. film_frame's rating of the film Pigs and Battleships

    One of the best social satires. A dense film with the most simple of messages... warning against cultural imperialism but more importantly a cautionary tale against american (exceptionalism) imperialism. Tread carefully.

  5. Ozu_Teapot's rating of the film Pigs and Battleships

  6. Royce Jr.'s rating of the film Pigs and Battleships

    3.7 - Some great dark humor

  7. Marvin's rating of the film Pigs and Battleships

    Imamura, he's a mercenary one! A kind of Scorsese or Fassbinder with a dash of early Godard? I don't know if that description fits but I just watched this movie and I fucking loved it. A touch of Mizoguchi with some Fuller for good measure.

  8. Il secondo maestro del revolver's rating of the film Pigs and Battleships

  9. patchwork's rating of the film Pigs and Battleships

    satira antiamericana sul periodo dell'occupazione culturale e militare da parte di questi nel Giappone del dopoguerra. Regia solida di Imamura, che riesce a reggere con mano sicura anche concitate scene corali, anche se il film impiega almeno la metà del tempo prima di decollare. L'ultima parte è nettamente la più riuscita, dove ritmo e ironia finalmente vanno a briglia sciolta ***1/2

  10. Aardsy's rating of the film Pigs and Battleships

    They didn't shortchange us on the pigs.

  11. film_lies101's rating of the film Pigs and Battleships

    Has the same tone as early Kubrick, an absolute masterpiece!

  12. the_mentaculus's rating of the film Pigs and Battleships

    Inflammatory, anti-American; somehow grotesque and humanistic in equal measure. Imamura's mastery of style is evident precisely within this confusion of the terrible and the hilarious. After all, it IS kinda funny Kinta has a confederate flag on his baseball cap. But the more you think about it, the worse it gets.

  13. Kortirion's rating of the film Pigs and Battleships

  14. Rodrigues Costa's rating of the film Pigs and Battleships

    Reminiscences from a disturbing time, trough a powerful eye. A country defeated in a devastating war, their spirits hopeless, the japanese turn to malice, for they are already dishonored.

  15. Zachary George Najarian-Najafi's rating of the film Pigs and Battleships

    A cynical and scathing satire of post-war Japan, Pigs and Battleships is shot in bursting CinemaScope and boasts compositions that throw in everything but the kitchen sink. Imamura's hatred for Ozu reached a peak here as Pigs and Battleships is the exact opposite of an Ozu films. It's rude, filthy and horrifyingly angry, but it's also hilarious. Gotta love the finale.

  16. Lumière's rating of the film Pigs and Battleships

    Imamura is starting to become a favorite of mine. Just love the how Imamura captures the seedy milieu, right from the opening shot which is simply incredible. Some say this was his first major film. I'd still like to see those he made earlier though.

  17. Ethan Vestby's rating of the film Pigs and Battleships

    The ideal kind of hyperbole.

  18. Matthew Martens's rating of the film Pigs and Battleships

    Trucks crammed with black-market pigs, battleships filled with American soldiers -- they form parallel fleets, economic and military, enlisted in the same campaign: finishing off the transformation of Japan begun by the end of Edo. The only innocents here are the pigs -- civilians suffer but also connive -- recruited as brute trade's raw materials and as proxies for Japanese turning upon and consuming themselves.

  19. Dave's rating of the film Pigs and Battleships

    At times violent, at other darkly funny, this is an outstanding look into the Japanese underworld during the American occupation. You can definitely see an influence on future filmmakers like Scorsese. Those opening shots, and the closing sequences, are wonderful. The Criterion set truly does Imamura, and this film, justice.

  20. britney spears's rating of the film Pigs and Battleships

  21. comeandsee's rating of the film Pigs and Battleships

    it is sort of a definitive masterpiece. imamura is immensely gifted in the manner in which he manages to parody the japanese nation under the americans as well as as presenting an insight into the lowest and most realistic of japanese classes. the visuals are beautiful, the script is snappy, funny and in the end philosophical. i just love how real everything becomes in an imamura film. there is only one.

  22. Alexandre Roy's rating of the film Pigs and Battleships

    The two protagonists are a young gangster eager to move up in rank and his straight girlfriend who's forced by her family to prostitute herself to US soldiers for money. It sounds bleak as hell but Imamura never indulges in melodrama, favoring a realistic approach that shows people can enter survival mode and become resilient to circumstances.

  23. Dally's rating of the film Pigs and Battleships

    The penultimate sequence gun-battle and pig parade is jaw-droppingly awesome.