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What's your favorite film by Hirokazu Koreeda?

haven't seen any
2 (10%)
don't like any
0 (0%)
other
0 (0%)
Maborosi
1 (5%)
After Life
2 (10%)
Distance
0 (0%)
Nobody Knows
3 (15%)
Hana
0 (0%)
Still Walking
2 (10%)
Air Doll
1 (5%)
I Wish
1 (5%)
Like Father, Like Son
3 (15%)
Our Little Sister
3 (15%)
After the Storm
0 (0%)
The Third Murder
0 (0%)
Shoplifters
2 (10%)
The Truth
0 (0%)
Broker
0 (0%)

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Re: Director's Best: Hirozaku Koreeda
« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2010, 03:47:18 PM »
Really Great:
1. Still Walking
2a. Like Father, Like Son
2b. Nobody Knows

Love:
4. I Wish

Really Like:
5. Distance
6. Hana
7. After Life
8. Air Doll

Kind of admire:
9. Maborosi (has one of the best sequences in all of his films; used to be really high on this film)
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Re: Director's Best: Hirozaku Koreeda
« Reply #11 on: October 20, 2010, 03:44:43 AM »
1. Still Walking
2. After Life

3. Nobody Knows


4. Air Doll

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Re: Director's Best: Hirozaku Koreeda
« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2010, 11:53:11 AM »
Have seen only Still Walking. Loved it.

Me too. Plan on doing After Life and Nobody Knows.

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Re: Director's Best: Hirozaku Koreeda
« Reply #13 on: May 22, 2012, 04:42:03 PM »
Nobody Knows (B+)
I Wish (B+)
Still Walking (C+)

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Re: Director's Best: Hirozaku Koreeda
« Reply #14 on: July 06, 2012, 03:56:06 PM »
Roujin! What's your take on his career? :P

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Re: Director's Best: Hirozaku Koreeda
« Reply #15 on: July 06, 2012, 05:09:56 PM »
You've already seen more than I have

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Re: Director's Best: Hirozaku Koreeda
« Reply #16 on: July 07, 2012, 12:37:07 PM »
I Wish Hirokazu Koreeda, 2011

Two brothers are now living apart. The older brothers lives with his mom and grandparents. The younger brother lives with his slacker indie rock dad (the magnificently dopey Jo Odagiri). They've been living apart for a good six months now and have built new lives for themselves. They both take swimming classes, have new friends, etc., but the older brother isn't satisfied. He wants his family to be together again. So he starts making plans. Koreeda isn't at all interested in making this a fleet story. Even though his children characters run everywhere (like most kids I've noticed), he's perfectly content to bask in the everyday details of their lives (their routines, their crushes, their absurd way of thinking which is hilarious ("insects is not a job")). He cuts back and forth between each brother's life as they each get closer to finally meeting each other again. It's a sentimental, good time film, but one that's ultimately completely aware of the real life that its characters must go back to. There's a revelatory montage later in the film that feels like a series of Ozu's pillow shots strung together, acting as a reminder of everything that's at stake that's just amazing. It leads to a realization from the older brother that his wish is ultimately selfish (that incredible bit of dialogue "I chose the world over my family") and speaks to a maturation completely based on the details and the rhythms that we've been experiencing over the last two hours. It's amazing. Also made me tear up a bit. But what do you expect? This shit was made for me.
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Re: Director's Best: Hirozaku Koreeda
« Reply #17 on: July 07, 2012, 02:27:08 PM »
I loved it as well. I love how much lighter and more relaxed Koreeda's gotten. This one's so much funnier too. He captures the kids life perfectly of course but also the granddad's desperate desire to recreate that perfect bean cake.  So much tenderness.

New ranking:
1. Still Walking
2. I Wish
3. After Life

4. Nobody Knows



5. Air Doll

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Re: Director's Best: Hirozaku Koreeda
« Reply #18 on: July 07, 2012, 03:15:28 PM »
It leads to a realization from the older brother that his wish is ultimately selfish and speaks to a maturation completely based on the details and the rhythms that we've been experiencing over the last two hours. It's amazing. Also made me tear up a bit. But what do you expect?

fwiw, this is why I like you roujin. :)

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Re: Director's Best: Hirozaku Koreeda
« Reply #19 on: July 22, 2012, 08:44:03 PM »
Hey, Martin, you misspelled his name in the thread title.
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