The seaside city of Kaitan is not a happy place – the shipyard is downsizing due to poor economic conditions, and the city's residents are about to face another harsh northern winter. Sketches of Kaitan City offers five of the many stories concurrently happening in this city - A shipyard worker (Takehara Pistol) who has lost his job and can't afford to take care of his younger sister (Tanimura Mitsuki), an old woman (Nakazato Aki) who refuses to give up her home for redevelopment facing forced eviction, a planetarium owner (Kobayashi Kaoru) whose relationship with his family is quickly deteriorating, a young owner of a gas cylinder company (Kase Ryo) with plenty to be frustrated about, and a streetcar driver (Nishibori Shigeki) whose only son (Miura Masaki) refuses to visit him on a trip home from Tokyo. These characters may not seem like they have much to celebrate about on this New Year's Eve, but they each discover their own way to continue their lives.
In the city of Kaitan, during the winter, the local shipyard is downsized and workers are laid off. Futa (Pistol Takehara) lives with his younger sister Honami (Mitsuki Tanimura. He loses ... . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
Eio P (gb) wrote: Emozionante, ma abbastanza pretenzioso. Sceneggiatura non impeccabile.
Kara H (nl) wrote: Love these two, but could've been better.
Ibraheem M (kr) wrote: It does well in lowering the level of horror by humour, it is funny and highly entertaining for a horror movie.
Russ V (es) wrote: Bloody, funny, and all around just a lot of fun
Farhana P (ca) wrote: An inspirational and well-developed story portrayed well by the actors/actresses in the film...
Casey S (gb) wrote: The score alone makes this film so much more than I ever expected.
Joo M (ca) wrote: A masterpiece with magnificent acting and great drama development. A tragicomedy that portraits the harsh path of acceptance of reality.
David S (fr) wrote: It builds a lovely atmosphere around the boy's way of life, weaving in details of the incorporation of an oil derrick in the family's backyard. That effect is underplayed (probably in part because of the funding for the film), but it works nonetheless.
Francois L (jp) wrote: You will enjoy this one, if you are not rebuked by old movies. This is a fairy tale from Marcel Carn (with a bit of help from Antonioni), with a bit of poetry thrown in the mix. It remains simple, but I like this one : Arletty is lively as ever, and Jules Berry makes a jubilatory Devil.
Al S (au) wrote: A thoughtful, handsomely produced, cleverly structured and absolutely wonderful piece of work. An excellent and outstanding movie. A poignant and insightful look into the creation of Doctor Who and the ups and downs of the men and women to try to make this legendary series work and succeeds well in making a good impression. A wonderfully funny, remarkable and terrific origin tale. One of the best television productions I have seen all year in 2013. The cast is truly superb, they give great love and dedication to the roles to make these characters shine. David Bradley is absolutely magnificent, his performance as William Hartnell is truly a gem. Bradley shines all the way through. Writer, Mark Gatiss's script and Director, Terry McDonough's craft, make this true television magic to watch. An effective, smart, moving and powerful movie.
Mark R (mx) wrote: Not as good as first but still good rewatch ability
Pamela D (us) wrote: Not bad ..OK, it was pretty bad -but fun for a general consumption, alien slasher flick, but for Forest Whittaker's character's "ESP." What's next? A fairy princess with a magic sword, too?I love when he enters the train compartment where in addition to a horrid, slimy, downright obscene vagina-looking alien cocoon stuck to the wall and by purple tentacles, and a general mess of disarray, garbage, broken stuff, and rotting food in the compartment, a porter is lying dead with her throat ripped out. Forest's Character, gravely, somberly, and using his impressive ESP powers: :something bad happened here.""Something bad happened here." Gee. Really? No shit! Thanks for telling us. We MIGHT not have been able to figure that out on our own.I also dug the secret agent security guy with sunglasses and obvious earphone. That's how we know he's a secret agent security guy! I admit though, it would have required even less mental effort on my part had he been wearing the obligatory trenchcoat.And that's my beef with Hollywood. They presume we're all children. Well, most people are intellectually. But not all of us.
Darrin S (jp) wrote: Absolutely horrendous. I sat through it because of Lauren Cohan.
Peter H (it) wrote: One of the better classic Harold Lloyd comedies with numerous sight-gags and set pieces. One of the movies in which Lloyd manages to rival Chaplin and Keaton for laughs.