Sakuran review

Michael Kerpan mekerpan
Mon Sep 1 22:59:01 EDT 2008

Seems like a reasonably sound appraisal -- historically and literarily, the film is silly rubbish (and the acting is not all that impressive overall, either).  But it really is visually gorgeous, and worth seeing if only because of this.

Some screenshots here:


--- On Mon, 9/1/08, Roger Macy <macyroger at> wrote:

> From: Roger Macy <macyroger at>
> Subject: Sakuran review
> To: "KineJapan" <KineJapan at>
> Date: Monday, September 1, 2008, 8:27 AM
> If you, like me, are not a regular reader of the
> 'Financial Times, you might  like to glance at this
> pithy review of 'Sakuran' by Nigel Andrews.
> It was accompanied by a large colour photo "Stuck at a
> red light: Anna Tsuchiya, as Kiyoha, who dreams of escaping
> a life of prostitution in 'Sakuran' ".
> Roger

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