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Archive - 8th Five Flavours Film Festival

Sukiyaki Western Django

Japan 2007, 98’
subtitles: Polish and English
director: Takashi Miike
screenplay: Takashi Miike, Masa Nakamura
cinematography: Toyomichi Kurita
editing: Yasushi Shimamura
music: Koji Endo
cast: Hideaki Ito, Koichi Sato, Yusuke Iseya, Masanobu Ando, Shun Oguri, Kaori Momoi, Quentin Tarantino
producer: Hirotsugu Yoshida, Toshinori Yamaguchi
language: English
colouration: colour

Awards and festivals

Venice IFF – Złoty Lew (nominacja) / Golden Lion Award (nomination), Mainichi Film Concours - Najlepsza scenografia / Best Art Direction, Nagroda za osiągnięcia techniczne / Best Technical Award, Sitges Catalonian IFF - Najlepsze zdjęcia / Best Cinematography, Najlepsza scenografia / Best Production Design

Film description

It's hard to list all the films inspired by Kurosawa's "Yojimbo;" the most important ones are the Spaghetti Westerns – Leone's "For a Fistful of Dollars" and Corbucci's "Django." They are the model for Miike, the greatest rascal of Japanese cinema, who brings the story of a nameless gunman arriving in a town torn by two fighting clans – the white Genjis and the red Heikes, back to his homeland. The director makes the bloody resolution beautiful and brutal, with references to classic cinema and an automatic wink to the audience.

An additional attraction is Tarantino, clearly enjoying playing his episodic part; a couple of years later he himself will face the Western genre.

Marcin Krasnowolski

Takashi Miike

Born in 1960, cult Japanese director known for the extreme content and cinematic forms. He received numerous festival awards for "Audition," "Ichi The Killer," and "13 Assassins," among others. So far, he directed over 90 films.

Selected filmography:

1999 Gra wstępna / Odishon / Audition
2001 Ichi Zabójca / Koroshiya / Ichi the Killer
2007 Sukiyaki Western Django
2010 13 zabójców / Jusan-nin no shikaku / 13 Assassins 
2011 Ichimei / Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai
2013 Słomiana tarcza / Wara no tate / Shield of Straw

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