TAKESHI K, barman inspiré mixe ultra-violence, humour, poésie & musique pour ce cocktail étrange, sauvage & délicat. Parfois déconcertant, décousu, hétéroclite, qu'importe, c juste 1 chef d'oeuvre. ....TAKESHI K, inspired bartender mixes ultra-violence, humor, poetry & music for a strange cocktail, delicate at taste & wild at heart. At times disconcerting, disjointed, heterogeneous, whatever, it's a just masterpiece.
Every now and again a film comes along that envelops me and re-affirms my faith in the cinema and its power. Sonatine is one of those films. What a beautiful, emotional film. I don't think I've ever felt more positive emotion towards gangsters before. And the visuals are like a painting. It's ravishing. I wonder if I'll ever be able to make something this beautiful.
Kitano plays a more personable and convival man than the subdued, repressed hero archetypes he would go on to analyze in his later work. As a result, the cold, long stares and sudden bursts of apathetic violence hit harder. Also increasing the impact of the tragedy are the childish natures of the men that are revealed in beautiful scenes like the roman candle war, or the sand-trap building. Forever my favorite film.
Este tercer largometraje de Takeshi Kitano fue el que lo catapultò a la fama internacional como director tras su presentaciòn en Cannes. La cinta es una curiosa mezcla de generos e influencias, que van desde el violento cine de Yakuzas hasta la comedia màs ligera, salpicada con buenas dosis de lirismo. Por cierto, la chica que Kitano se "liga" en la playa, muestra el mejor par de tetas que se hayan visto en años.
Kitano's deadpan, cooler-than-thou humor is always his best aspect, as the stoic drama leaves one cold, and thus, leaves one passive during the violence, although it's always very well staged. Sonatine reminds me of his Hollywood-esque, Brother, a film that is often hated, but is slightly better than the others, as there's more of that flippant humor. Yet, like the other work, it too thinks it's too cool for school.
I've got that imaginary friend who keeps telling me how wonderful his films are, and I try to appreciate them, but they're just violent low-budget yakuza glorifiers with a huge art-crowd fan base. He was amazing in Gohatto, though. Now that's a film!