The Dark Side of the Nation

This is part eight of “Films of 1949” series (Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7). In the previous post “Mistresses and Lovers”, I mentioned “There were many bloody incidents involving assassinations and terrorism, all linked to underground operatives of U.S. secret agency.” Alex in Florida asked me what this “underground operatives of U.S. secret …

Chinese Film Pulled From Tokyo International Film Festival

I feared something like this would happen. Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) issued a statement that it canceled the screening of the Hong-Kong Chinese production, Yim Ho’s FLOATING CITY. “It is with great regret that we have to announce the cancellation of the scheduled screening of Floating City in the …

Key of Life

An attempted suicide and a discreet assassination. A struggling actor and an underachiever of life in general, Sakurai can’t even succeed in hanging himself. He finds himself completely out of luck and money in the chaos of his room. Meanwhile, Kondo, a dark and smooth man of exquisite tastes, completes …