Friday, May 24, 2013

The Yakuza

On Tuesday I watched The Yakuza - a great  film from the 70s with  Robert Mitchum as the American star. Mitchum goes out to Japan to rescue the daughter of a friend. He was stationed in Japan during the war, so he has old friends there.

There is a lot of violence in this film, but there is still some great acting and a clever plot. Some of the learning about Japanese culture seemed a bit forced. Still the idea of Giri was intrinsic to the film.

I like Robert Mitchum seems a bit old broken, but he is still deadly, when he has to be. This is a much better film than "Kill Bill".

Of course I really want to be Ken Takakura. I am not sure about the Kendo though.