Japón (2002) 1080p YIFY Movie

Japón (2002) 1080p

Japón is a movie starring Alejandro Ferretis, Magdalena Flores, and Yolanda Villa. A painter from the big city goes to a remote canyon to commit suicide. To reach some calmness, he stays at the farmstead of Ascen, an old, religious...

IMDB: 6.90 Likes

  • Genre: Drama |
  • Quality: 1080p
  • Size: 2.16G
  • Resolution: 1920*1080 / 23.976 fpsfps
  • Language: English
  • Run Time: 130
  • IMDB Rating: 6.9/10 
  • MPR: Normal
  • Peers/Seeds: 0 / 0

The Synopsis for Japón (2002) 1080p

A painter from the big city goes to a remote canyon to commit suicide. To reach some calmness, he stays at the farmstead of Ascen, an old, religious woman. Although but a few words are spoken, love grows.

The Director and Players for Japón (2002) 1080p

[Director]Carlos Reygadas
[Role:]Martín Serrano
[Role:]Yolanda Villa
[Role:]Magdalena Flores
[Role:]Alejandro Ferretis

The Reviews for Japón (2002) 1080p

Good attempt, mediocre resultsReviewed byloren_zoneVote: 1/10

Good attempt, mediocre results. The strong images throughout the movie DO achieve a goal, because they are so grotesque that you cannot get rid of a feeling that (your) death is (your) life's ending. I think that's what the movie is about.

I also agree that some scenes are unnecessarily long.

The idea of making things spontaneously was great as a point of departure, but sometimes the acting is so bad that you don't feel like seeing a movie, but an amateur experiment.

A super-hyped director, multi-prize winner. I'm not saying he's a bad director, but he lacks closeness to the real characters that he tries to show. To say it clearly, he is a high-middle class movie maker who doesn't really know how the people in very small Mexican towns are. That angle of the movie is sooooo amateur- and false.

He should have taken a long vacation in those places before, to really get to know the reality he fails to show here. The lack of rhythm makes everything seem so artificial- trying to be natural.

All that fixed, we could have a promising director.

This must be one of the worst films ever made.Reviewed bypeterhelsbyVote: 1/10

The director does not have a plot and fills about two hours of the film with shots of Mexican landscape. Avoid this film at all costs it will destroy your love of film. It seems to limp along at snails pace asking to be put out of it's misery, but to your amazement it seems to drag out for about two and a half hours.

Explores issues of man's lonelinessReviewed byhoward.schumannVote: 8/10

Japon, a film by first-time director Carlos Reygadas, is a sensual meditation on death and the possibility of transformation in which a gaunt middle-aged man comes to a remote Mexican village with the stated purpose of killing himself. We are given no information as to his name or background except that we later surmise that he is a painter who has come from the city to seek solitude for his final act of self-abnegation. The man with no name and no past is the quintessential existential anti-hero, a character that could easily have wandered in from a Wim Wenders movie or a novel by Albert Camus.

Reygadas has said that he admires spectators who go to the movies to experience life, not to forget about it. In Japon, Reygadas largely succeeds in engaging those who wish not to forget, showing nature in all its ragged beauty. His images of an unseen pig crying out as it being slaughtered, horses copulating while children laugh, and a bird being decapitated push viewers out of their comfort zone and challenge us to engage life at a deeper, more honest level, similar to the work of Bruno Dumont. Though I found parts of the film to be abrasive, I was pulled in by the stark beauty of the desert landscapes, the authenticity of its non-professional actors, and its willingness to explore issues of man's loneliness and relationship to the natural world.

After an opening sequence on the freeway that, in its drone of dehumanized images, pays homage to Tarkovsky's Solaris, a tall man (nameless) with a weather-beaten face played by the late Alejandro Ferretis makes his way down the canyon to a small village in a remote part of Mexico. Limping with the aid of a cane, he tells a man offering directions to the canyon floor that his purpose in going to the remote village is to commit suicide. The man shrugs and tells him to get into the van. Since there are no hotels in the area, he is offered lodging in a barn close to an old woman's shack. The woman is named Ascen, short for Ascension which she says refers to Christ ascending into heaven without help.

Japon is a work of mood and atmosphere; the director's static takes and long periods of silence achieve a tone of somber intensity. Ascen, remarkably played by 79-year old Magdalena Flores, is generous and loving, leaving her house guest confused and not sure that he knows what he wants. He fails at a suicide attempt and then settles in to the routine of living in the desert. He drinks Mescal and gets drunk in the village, smokes marijuana (offering some to the old lady), and masturbates while dreaming of a beautiful woman on the beach. It is only when Ascen's son-in-law attempts to cheat her out of her house that he comes alive and asks a strange favor of Ascen that made me decidedly uncomfortable.

Little by little the depressed man seems to be engaging more in life and connecting with the people around him. Japon uses an amazing seven-minute circular tracking that employs both natural sound and the sublime music of Arvo Part's Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten to end the film on a note of transcendence. Although Japon is at times vague in its delineation of character and feels derivative of Kiarostami and Tarkovsky, it is a promising first effort and I am eager to follow this audacious director's career.

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