Bullet Ballet (Japan, 1998) [JAPAN CUTS 2019]

Shinya Tsukamoto’s Bullet Ballet is a film about an obsession with a gun. It’s an obsession that starts when Goda (Tsukamoto) learns that his girlfriend Kiriko (Kyoka Suzuki) has committed suicide by shooting herself in […]

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on Jul, 24 · in Reviews

Preview – Nippon Connection 2019, May 28 – June 2

At this year’s edition of the Nippon Connection Film Festival in Frankfurt am Main, numerous outstanding productions from Japan will be screened, most of them having their German premieres. Shinsuke Sato is considered a specialist […]

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on Apr, 01 · in News

Killing (Japan, 2018) [SDAFF 2018]

If one is to assess Killing as the work of Shinya Tsukamoto, you may find it kind of lacking as it is less spectacular than the director’s 1980s and 90s works. But that does not […]

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on Nov, 13 · in Reviews

Fires on the Plain (Japan, 2014)

Fires on the Plain is an anti-war drama that follows Japanese soldier Tamura (Shinya Tsukamoto) who has been thrown out of his platoon due to illness and witnesses the destruction of the field hospital. Deciding […]

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on Oct, 17 · in Reviews

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