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Graveyard of Honor (2002)

Cast: Goro Kishitani, Ryosuke Miki, Narimi Arimori
Director: Takashi Miike
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Rating: Not Rated
Studio: 5 Minutes to Live
Running Time: 131 min.

When news broke that Takashi Miike was remaking Kinji Fukasaku's 1975 film Graveyard of Honour (Jingi No Hakaba), expectations were high. After all, who would be better suited to remake what remains one of Fukasaku's most shocking and offensive films? Officially however, this new version is not a remake. Perhaps partially out of respect for the original film, Miike and screenwriter Shigenori Takechi (who collaborated earlier the same year on Agitator / Araburu Tamashii Tachi) went back to Goro Fujita's source novel Jingi No Hakaba as the basis for their screenplay. Based on a real story, GRAVEYARD OF HONOR portrays the life of Rikio Ishikawa (here renamed Rikuo Ishimatsu), a low-ranking yakuza whose remorseless violent urges lead him down the path to self-destruction.

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purposely irreperable by liversounds April 13, 2006 - 12:50 PM PDT
1 out of 1 members found this review helpful
twisted in a knot, wrenched by this tragedy... not unlike 'requiem for a dream', the viewer instinct is to stop the movie, to abandon the downward spiral...

the beautiful thing about this remake is the attention to main character development, and the pursuit of consequences for all-too-human action... more focus is given to the psychological aspect of mistake and repair (and self-destruction as a coping mechanism)

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