Ano Natsu, Ichiban Shizukana Umi
1991 / 101m - Japan
Drama, Comedy, Sport
A Scene at the Sea poster


November 28, 2020


A beautiful little drama. Kitano's style is already in full effect here. The quirky yet loveable characters, the stark cinematography, the dry comedy, Hisaishi's perfectly complimentary score that gives the film its heart. It may not be able to compete with Kitano's best work, but it's so pleasant that the unexpected ending floored me again.

March 18, 2004