Hana review

This is a superb community drama in the vein of the similar The Twilight Samurai, but has alot more laughs and even less action. The story revolves around a man who is reluctant to avenge his father’s death and become a full-fledged samurai. The acting is excellent across the board, and this includes a cast of dozens. The director’s previous movie, Nobody Knows, shows his skill with actors, but also shoes how his pacing can wander a bit. This really shouldn’t be filed under the action or martial arts genres as it has none of either. It does have the laughs, warmth, and depth you might find in a Criterion movie however.  Rating: 8/10


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