Heaven's Story (Takahisa Zeze) (278 min)

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Heaven's Story (Takahisa Zeze) (278 min)

Unread postby HungFist » 09 Jan 2011, 15:21

Decided to extract into a topic of its own because the more I think about this the more interesting it becomes...

Something interesting: Takahisa Zeze's Heaven's Story:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhldYo4EvRs
http://ameblo.jp/heavens-story/

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btw, it's 278 min...

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Re: Heaven's Story (Takahisa Zeze) (278 min)

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Re: Heaven's Story (Takahisa Zeze) (278 min)

Unread postby grim_tales » 10 Jan 2011, 22:06

4.5 hours? That's aaaages :D

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Re: Heaven's Story (Takahisa Zeze) (278 min)

Unread postby HungFist » 17 Feb 2011, 14:39

Another review:
http://jfilmpowwow.blogspot.com/2011/02 ... story.html

Eiga geijutsu recently voted Heaven's Story as the best Japanese film of the year:
http://wildgrounds.com/index.php/2011/0 ... t-of-2010/

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Re: Heaven's Story (Takahisa Zeze) (278 min)

Unread postby HungFist » 20 Feb 2011, 15:30

"Takashisa Zeze's "Heaven's Story" wins prestigious FIPRESCI Prize at Berlin "
- http://jfilmpowwow.blogspot.com/2011/02 ... -wins.html

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Re: Heaven's Story (Takahisa Zeze) (278 min)

Unread postby HungFist » 11 Aug 2011, 00:27

Heaven’s Story (Japan, 2010) – 4/5
Takahisa Zeze started his career with infamous sex films clocking around 65 minutes. Now he has made a near 5 hour drama that was awarded at the 2011 Berlin International Film Festival. Heaven’s Story is a revenge tale - in some ways a more impressive one than any other film in the genre. Taking full use of the 278 minute running time Zeze digs in unbelievably deep into the topic of revenge to show its effects in full, brutal glory. With nearly dozen main characters the focus may seem a bit lost at times, but eventually the piece come together and forms something bigger than the sum of its parts – a theme fully explored. Occasional weaker parts, such as a few bits of cheap melodrama, are compensated with some majestic visuals, mesmerizing sequences and fantastic final 90 minutes. All in all, Heaven’s Story is long, flawed, and, quite frankly, rather magnificent. The most unforgettable film of 2010 by a mile.

- Full review: http://sketchesofcinema.wordpress.com/2 ... ens-story/

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Re: Heaven's Story (Takahisa Zeze) (278 min)

Unread postby HungFist » 24 Apr 2012, 15:43

Saw Takahisa Zeze last weekend. Appered to be either drunk or having a hangover - or both :lol:

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(on the left - at the Donzumari benki screening in Eurospace)

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