Gozu

Subtlety has never been one of Takashi Miike’s strongpoints. His latest film, involving a Yakuza hitman and his boss, explores his familiar obsessions with extreme violence and bizarre sexual behaviour – but Ingo Ebeling thinks it’s still worth seeking out

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Dolls

The new film from Beat Takeshi makes a surprising move away from his proccupations with duty, loyalty and violence into much gentler emotional terrain. Is Beat Takeshi going soft in his old age? Ingo Ebeling doesn’t think so

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