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The Sun's Burial (1994)

MPAA Rating: Unrated

Details Movie Rated: Unrated; Genre: Foreign Language; With: Kayoko Honoo and Masahiko Tsugawa

The Sun's Burial, a dark fable from Japan, trains a harsh, unforgiving lens on gang life in the slums of Osaka, a city still reeling economically and morally from the war 15 years earlier. With relentless violence and only the barest glimpse of humanity, this fatalistic tale is marred only by an unaccountably hopeful ending. B+

Originally posted Jun 17, 1994 Published in issue #227 Jun 17, 1994 Order article reprints

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