Postman Blues


A Japanese film which is supposed to be a comedy but maybe the Japanese sense of humour is different to ours. I did laugh a few times but it is more complex than a comedy, at times feeling like Laurel and Hardy slapstick and at others, reminding me stylistically of The Replacement Killers. The story is about a mostly-innocent postman, who meets an old school friend who happens to be a gangster. Later he meets a professional hit man. Naturally the cops see all this and begin to suspect the poor postman of terrible crimes. In the mean time, he falls in love with a young woman dying of cancer. All these things come together in the heart-wrenching ending.
Definitely for the art crowd only. Japanese with English subtitles.

110 minutes.
No persons under 10 .
Crime, Comedy

Showtimes

The Japanese post office delivers ANYTHING.
The Japanese post office delivers ANYTHING.

Credits

Cast
Sinichi Tsutsumi, Susumu Terajima, Keisuke Horibe, Ren Osugi
Director
Hiroyuki Tanaka
ScreenplayHiroyuki Tanaka
MusicDaisuke Okamoto
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SoundtrackNot available
Made in1997
Produced bySuplex Inc.





Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

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Average .. 55%

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Visitor Ratings

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Stefano MassŤ 16
shyguy 16
Larry Kiang 18

Average .. 83%

17

Visitor Comments

Alexande Geransson: Best movie ever seen!

Stefano MassŤ: A great movie with a happy end in a ''Japanese style''.

Larry Kiang: Loved the ending, great movie!!






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