Blood and Bones is Yoichi Sai’s latest exploration of the plight of Japan’s Korean immigrant community. The film is based on a true story by Yang Sogiro, and is one of the best selling books in Korea ever. The film is about Shunpei, a violent man who comes from Korea to Japan in the 20s, to become a successful businessman. He escapes post-war poverty and also becomes a moneylender, a miserly misanthrope, and a boozed up bully who is a patriarchal boss. But his family is in for the harshest treatment. He rapes his wife and beats up the rest of the family over and over again. Blood and Bones is a brutal portrait of a terrifying character, and shows no sympathy for this violent monster. But the film is also about isolation. While the decades pass in the Korean immigrant community, things remain resolutely the same. Democracy, civil rights, and the bubble economy never made it to the streets where this film takes place. Blood and Bones was one of the most lauded films of 2004 on its home turf, riding high on most critics’ top ten lists. Blood and Bones is Japan’s contribution to the Oscar Academy Award 2006.

Titel
Blood and Bones
Regissör
Yoichi Sai
Längd
140 min
Festival
2005
Sektion
Asian Images
Språk
Korean, Japanese
Premiärstatus
Svensk premiär
Produktionsår
2004
Originaltitel
Chi to hone
Skådespelare
Takeshi Kitano,Hirofumi Arai, Tomoko Tabata
Producent
Nozomu Enoki
Manus
Wui Sin Chong & Yoichi Sai; baserad på bok av Sogil Yan
Musik
Tarô Iwashiro

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