films seen
4
average score
4.37*
nationality
Japan - 58 years old
status
Alive and kicking
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Beyond exceptional

Symbol

by Hitoshi Matsumoto
Also known as
Shinboru
Specifics
2009 / 93m - Japan
Genre
Comedy, Sci-fi
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rating
5.0*/5.0*
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Symbol poster

Symbol is a rare type of film. Extremely creative, laugh out loud funny, artistic yet easy digestible and leaving you behind with a slightly bedazzled but contented feeling. It's an experience.

Rare treats

Big Man Japan

by Hitoshi Matsumoto
Also known as
Dai-Nihonjin
Specifics
2007 / 113m - Japan
Genre
Comedy
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rating
4.5*/5.0*
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Big Man Japan poster

A must-see this one, if only to marvel at the insane creations and wacky surreal scenes that come from an utterly silly premise given a fully straight-faced treatment.

The good stuff

R100

by Hitoshi Matsumoto
Specifics
2013 / 100m - Japan
Genre
Mystery, Comedy
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rating
4.0*/5.0*
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R100 poster

R100 is a crazy film, full of deadpan comedy, weird references and an internal logic that convinces without making any actual sense.

Scabbard Samurai

by Hitoshi Matsumoto
Also known as
Saya-zamurai
Specifics
2010 / 103m - Japan
Genre
Comedy, Drama
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rating
4.0*/5.0*
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Scabbard Samurai poster

Matsumoto's new film is a little gem, a film that does not impress in spades but focuses on smaller details.