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From the KimStim collection
Blood and Bones
A film by Yoichi Sai
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Internationally acclaimed actor and director Takeshi Kitano gives his most captivating performance yet as Kim Shunpei, a Korean immigrant in Japan whose life is a disturbing tableau of cruelty, abuse and shocking violence. Kim is a despicable man who physically and emotionally assaults everyone around him - the workers at his fish cake factory, his mistress, his estranged wife, and his entire family. Ruthlessly pursuing success at any cost, he wastes away his earnings while keeping the people closest to him in desperate need.

Spanning several decades and adapted from the semi-autobiographical novel by Korean-Japanese author Yang Seok-Il, Blood and Bones is a fiercely beautiful film that exposes the raw brutality of unchecked ambition and greed. Winner of four Japanese Academy Awards, including Best Actress, Best Director and Best Screenplay, Blood and Bones was Japan's official entry as the Best Foreign Language Film for the 2006 Academy Awards.

"Kitano's best performance of an illustrious career." - TIME MAGAZINE

"...A kimchi flavored, Nipponese blend of The Godfather and East of Eden" - Variety

  

144 minutes / color
Japanese
Release: 2014
Copyright: 2004
DVD Sale: $29.95

Subject areas:
Japan, KimStim Collection

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