Japon

Japon

DVD - 2019 | Spanish
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A man travels from Mexico City to an isolated village to commit suicide; once there, however, he meets a pious elderly woman whose quiet humanity incites a reawakening of his desires.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : The Criterion Collection, [2019]
Edition: Special edition
ISBN: 9781681435688
1681435683
Branch Call Number: DVD Japon Espanol
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (134 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (24 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm)
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Alternative Title: Japon (Motion picture)

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PimaLib_KarynP Sep 18, 2019

A man travels from Mexico City to an isolated village to commit suicide; once there, however, he meets a pious elderly woman whose quiet humanity incites a reawakening of his desires.


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Punnoval
Mar 01, 2020

Can one make a film that extols "back to nature" and "intellectualism" and not be a piece of new age clap-trap?
In his first movie, Reygadas tries, but is only partially successful - too much "life is hard and violent" and a dopey allegory of the fornicating horses. The scenery is fine but is perhaps spoiled by too much eighteenth century yurropean music.
Best to pass on this one and watch his infinitely better "In Silent Light".

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ms_mustard
Jul 20, 2019

the first of Reygadas three feature films
a slow-paced look at a sweeping canyon landscape where 'the man' has come to escape the city and to kill himself
a tough old religious woman offers a bed in a barn, caring, and sacrifice which stirs his spirit back to the living
reminiscent of Kiarostami, Tarkovsky and Herzog

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fuckyournewsystem
May 24, 2019

terrible film.
do not watch.

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Ron@Ottawa
Mar 24, 2015

My copy of the DVD was scratched up so it got stuck at a few places. Also, the film is over 10 years old and was shot with a handheld camera, so the video quality on this DVD is poor. In spite of all these, the film is still an interesting arthouse piece. I enjoyed it. (And it has nothing to do with Japan).

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Romz77
Oct 25, 2010

It is hard for me to comprehend why this movie won prestigious awards. The only noteworthy emotion it evoked in me is admiration mixed with pity for the Indian widow and her accepting nature. But all in all I got very little out of this barely watchable film.

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JoeAloha
Apr 09, 2019

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