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Sonatine
7.9 Rating
(153 ratings)
7.6 IMDB rating

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Takeshi Kitano

Takeshi Kitano

Aniki Murakawa
Aya Kokumai

Aya Kokumai

Miyuki
Ren Osugi

Ren Osugi

Katagiri
Ren Ohsugi

Ren Ohsugi

Katagiri
Tonbo Zushi

Tonbo Zushi

Kitajima


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Takeshi Kitano

Takeshi Kitano

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A very good movie

3 years, 4 months ago at Mar 10 13:23
This must be, with Hana-Bi, the most famous movie directed by Takeshi Kitano. It is not my favorite of his movies but still it is very good.
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Several yakuza from Tokyo are sent to Okinawa to help end a gang war. The war escalates and the Tokyo drifters decide to lay low at the beach.
Release date: 10 April 1998
UPC: 786936233100
Japan (10), 1990s (8), Thriller (7), Drama (6), Crime (5), Japanese (5), 1993 (5), Action (4), Yakuza (3), Foreign Language (3), Asian (3), East Asia (2), Asia (2), 90's (2), 1990's (2), Okinawa (2), Retro Asian (2), Mafia/ Gangster (1), Mafia (1), 2000 (1)
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"Most people consider this the best Beat Takeshi movie. For me this movie is the same like Hana-bi. Same concept (instead of a retired policeman they use a yakuza boss who wants to retire), same feel, same ending, they even used the same main cast. I almost thought that this is a summertime movie, but it is only the calm before the storm. Favorite Character: "


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"31.7. Sonatinen tyyli on melkoisen sama kuin Boiling Pointissa, eli hitaasti jumittaen hyppimällä eteneminen. Nyt kuitenkin meno on vakavaa eikä hassuhuumoria, ja elokuva on aivan eri sfääreistä. Elokuvan hauskatkin osiot ovat oikeastaan sitä, että elokuvan hahmoilla vain on hauskaa, ja katsoja huomaa heidän kehittymisensä hahmoina. Välillä vähäeleisyys tuo mieleen jopa Kaurismäen."


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"07/23/13 - How does a movie this badly acted, directed, written, edited, shot and scored get this much praise?"


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"June 20 "Fancy something to drink?" "No. My stomach still hurts from when you stabbed me." This was a very good Asian movie. I don't have too much to say about it, but I think it's sadly forgotten and deserves more recognition. "


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"29.3.2013 Oh yeah, this was a rewatch as well - about fourth, fifth, sixth view or something, I'm not sure. Still a masterpiece and the best Kitano, with all his trademarks from deadpan comedy, quick violence, underlying melancholic feel, genius editing and so on. Along with at least Boiling Point and Kids Return, this is the one that hits me most in the so-called personal level, or on account of what appeals to me in form of the characters and everything. "


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"14.1. Odotuksia nostattavan alun jälkeen tämä kolahtaa toden teolla, kun Kitanon johtama yakuzajoukko päätyy rannalle huvittelemaan. Miesten harjoittama lapsenomainen huvittelu vie heidät toisaalta takaisin aidon elämisen pariin ja toisaalta viittaa jatkuvasti heidän väkivaltaisuuksiinsa. Se on samalla hulvatonta katsottavaa äärimmäisten kontrastiensa takia, täynnä täysin lapsellista keppostelua ansakuopilla ja venäläisellä ruletilla. Tietysti Kitanon hahmo nauttii epätavalli"


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"23.11.2012, DVD Ensimmäinen Kitano takana ja tykkäilin tästä hyvin paljon. Väkivalta on sopivan rujoa ja elokuvan huumori on varsin huvittavaa. Etenkin pääporukan spedeilyt rannalla saivat hyvinkin kivan hymyn itselleni. Kiinnostava pätkä kaikin puolin ja Kitanoa on pakko saada katseluun lisää."


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