Specifics
Japan [2017] - 168m
Genre
War, Romance
Directed by
Nobuhiko Ôbayashi
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
Hanagatami poster

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March 08, 2020

3.5*/5.0*

Oddball romance, set right before the start of WWII. What may look like a pretty basic romantic drama on paper is elevated to something completely unique and quirky by director Ôbayashi. It reminded me a little of Suzuki's Pistol Opera, a film not of this era, but so special that it doesn't really matter. It's a shame the film is so long though.