Cure was released in its native Japan in 1997, yet took four years to make it to American art theatres. Out of Kurosawa's many films, it is the only one to even be released here (even though he's already made half a dozen since), and while the director is perplexed as to why this film was chosen as his "breakout",… read more!
Movies Directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa (in alphabetical order)
The latest creep-out by one of Japan's most intriguing directors, Kiyoshi Kurosawa (whose 1997 thriller Cure only recently was released in the US), Pulse doesn't have an American distributor yet, but for those of you surfing around for a review, here it is. Though my old roommate found it derivative of some Japanese comic book, I don't know from those… read more!
This story about a small middle-class Japanese family whose father is laid off from his job and hides it from his wife and sons may bring to mind the similar (and excellent) French drama Time Out. And just as Time Out felt like a thriller, Tokyo Sonata at times plays out more like an end of the world movie than… read more!