sábado, 11 de fevereiro de 2023

A Fugitive From The Past (Kiga kaikyô), by Tomu Ushida (1965)

Three thieves escape from a heist, one of them killing the other two. He is sheltered by a prostitute and sought after by the police, but only after ten years his true motivation unravels.

A Fugitive from the Past is sometimes compared to Kurosawa's High and Low, both being crime procedural films. One thing Uchida does better is providing interesting characters; the cast in his film is MUCH more interesting than in Kurosawa's film. Rentaro Mikuni, the most underrated Japanese actor ever, gives a fascinating lead performance; his character is unpredictable and mysterious as he should be. Sachiko Hidari (wife of New Wave director Susumu Hani) is very lovely as the somewhat childish prostitute and the second act, which centers around her, is definitely the best. Special mention to Jonzaburo Ban and Ken Takakura as the two cops which shine in the third act.


Tomu Uchida


Naoyuki Suzuki (screenplay), Tsutomu Minakami (novel)


Rentarô Mikuni, Sachiko Hidari, Kôji Mitsui

Subtitles in English & Portuguese (essa última foi sincronizada via Point Sync via Subtitle Edit, mas não garanto que esteja 100% no decorrer do filme).

No copyright issues acoording to YouTube. But we never know for certain.

YouTube link for the movie:  https://youtu.be/YajDhC7UECg

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