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Charisma (1999)

Karisuma (original title)
A seasoned detective is called in to rescue a politician held hostage by a lunatic. In a brief moment of uncertainty, he misses the chance for action. Leaving his job and family without ... See full summary »

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Kiyoshi Kurosawa
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kôji Yakusho ... Goro Yabuike
Hiroyuki Ikeuchi ... Naoto Kiriyama
Ren Osugi ... Satoshi Nakasone (as Ren Ôsugi)
Yoriko Dôguchi ... Chizuru Jinbo
Jun Fubuki Jun Fubuki ... Mitsuko Jinbo
Akira Ohtaka Akira Ohtaka ... Tatsuo Tsuboi
Yutaka Matsushige ... Nekoshima
Sachiko Meguro Sachiko Meguro ... Hanako
Masayuki Shionoya Masayuki Shionoya ... Bucho
Masahiro Toda ... Young Officer
Kôichi Imamura Kôichi Imamura ... Young Man
Yôji Tanaka Yôji Tanaka ... Sugishita
Atsushi Nishida Atsushi Nishida ... Nishi
Masaaki Nagata Masaaki Nagata ... Diet Member
Setchin Kawaya Setchin Kawaya ... Worker
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A seasoned detective is called in to rescue a politician held hostage by a lunatic. In a brief moment of uncertainty, he misses the chance for action. Leaving his job and family without explanation, he makes his way to a mountain forest, where there is a peculiar tree called charisma. Should it be destroyed or protected? People stand divided over this one tree. Written by amirmu

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

26 February 2000 (Japan) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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14 February 2000 | by rag-9See all my reviews

Although Charisma was not my favourite movie at the Rotterdam filmfestival, I liked this new movie from Kurosawa Kiyoshi, because of it's neutral message. It shows various sides of the same story without ever judging. It's up to the viewer to decide what he/she gets out of it. At the same it's never really clear what the plot's about. There are some opinions (battle, nature vs man), but i believe there were several. And again, the viewer can pick up what moved him/her watching this film. To me that is a true accomplishment.


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