Donnerstag, 18. August 2011

Sugata Sanshirô - The Juso Saga Part II (Kurosawa, 1945)

Sugata returns to defeat an American and the brother of his enemy in the first film.

Wow, a bad Kurosawa film! The one and only film I was bored from start to finish. I am even afraid to watch the remaining one from that time. Really not recommendable, nothing remains of this one.

There is no real development in the hero character, it is maybe of historical interest, because it reflects the disdain many Japanese must have felt towards the American occupation. It is interesting, that a lot of screen time is given to a man who must have felt like a "traitor" to the Japanese viewers. He seems greedy, but very modestly so - (and comically westernized)

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