films seen
9
average score
2.72*
nationality
Japan - 49 years old
status
Alive and kicking
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Solid pieces

Black Rat

by Kenta Fukasaku
Kuronezumi
2010 / 76m - Japan
Horror
3.5*/5.0*
Black Rat poster

X-Cross

by Kenta Fukasaku
XX (Ekusu Kurosu): Makyô Densetsu
2007 / 90m - Japan
Comedy, Action, Adventure
3.5*/5.0*
X-Cross poster

Yo-Yo Girl Cop

by Kenta Fukasaku
Sukeban Deka: Kôdo Nêmu = Asamiya Saki
2006 / 98m - Japan
Action
3.5*/5.0*
Yo-Yo Girl Cop poster

The inoffensive

Ken & Mary: The Asian Truck Express

by Kenta Fukasaku
Ken & Mary: Ame Agari no Yozora Ni
2012 / 87m - Japan
Comedy
3.0*/5.0*
Ken & Mary: The Asian Truck Express poster

Kill

by Kenta Fukasaku, Mamoru Oshii, Minoru Tahara, Takanori Tsujimoto
Kiru
2008 / 82m - Japan
Action
3.0*/5.0*
Kill poster

Worthy but flawed

Under the Same Moon

by Kenta Fukasaku
Onaji Tsuki wo Miteiru
2005 / 106m - Japan
Drama
2.5*/5.0*
Under the Same Moon poster

Dubious filler

We Can't Change the World. But, We Wanna Build a School in Cambodia.

by Kenta Fukasaku
Bokutachi wa Sekai o Kaeru Koto ga Dekinai. But, we wanna build a school in Cambodia.
2011 / 126m - Japan
Drama
2.0*/5.0*
We Can't Change the World. But, We Wanna Build a School in Cambodia. poster

Not the best work from Kenta Fukasaku. It may have its heart in the right place, but it still comes off as a rather cheesy vanity project that tries to sell its stars as much as it tries to highlight the dire situation in Cambodia. It's not completely terrible, but don't expect to see a quality drama here.

Kota has the feeling something is missing from his life. He's studying to become a doctor, but can't quite commit to his study. Then he learns about a project that helps to build schools in Cambodia. He convinces some friend to join him on a trip, after that they all come together to raise the money needed for building a school there.

Performances are rather weak, and the direction feels a bit cheap. It's clear that Fukasaku wanted this film to be all about the humanitarian aid given in Cambodia, but it's just not subtle nor captivating enough. Drama just isn't really the genre for him, best to keep this for when you're really in need of something sappy and sentimental.

Perfect Education: Maid, for You

by Kenta Fukasaku
Kanzen Naru Shiiku: Meido, for You
2010 / 100m - Japan
Drama
2.0*/5.0*
Perfect Education: Maid, for You poster

Cheap pinku with some decent drama, but not enough so to really elevate the film. Maid, for You offers a decent glimpse into one of Japan's stranger sub cultures, but production values are low and Fukasaku didn't bother to do much polishing. There are some solid twists and turns, but they can't save the film.

Plain forgettable

Battle Royale II

by Kenta Fukasaku, Kinji Fukasaku
Batoru Rowaiaru II: Chinkonka
2003 / 134m - Japan
Action, Thriller
1.5*/5.0*
Battle Royale II poster