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Ratings & Reviews

  1. sangdeboeuf's rating of the film Sakuran

    Ninagawa prioritizes aesthetics too much here. It's about one-tenth as graphic, depressing and erotic as the source material. Performances are weird too, like the actors wanted to chew scenery but held back. It all feels very affected, which would be okay, if the artifice had a point. But it doesn't.

  2. Ariana Black's rating of the film Sakuran

    Memoirs of a Geisha except with modern visuals. Definitely eye candy scattered about the film and portrays Ninagawa's signature photography style well

  3. sea-of-ether's rating of the film Sakuran

    Mika Ninagawa is a famous photographer in Japan, this film feels like her photos have come to life. There's a nice story, but it seems that more emphasis was put on the visuals. Each scene looks like it could be a photograph, and having model, Anna Tsuchiya as the protagonist doesn't hurt. What also adds to the film is the beautiful soundtrack by Shiina Ringo.

  4. Daniela's rating of the film Sakuran

    Not a very substantiative film . . . in fact the representations of oiran is quite stupid. But it's vaguely interesting if watched on silent.

  5. Tyler Aikens's rating of the film Sakuran

    More of a music video than a movie, but at least it succeeds in pleasing the eye as well as it did so I'll give it points for that. MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA for the early-20's set.

  6. Echydo's rating of the film Sakuran