Overall Rank: 5998
Average Rating: 2.7/4
# of Ratings: 11
Theatrical Release Date: 10/06/2000
Genre: Drama, Historical
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Nagisa Oshima
Actors: Takeshi Kitano, Ryuhei Matsuda, Shinji Takeda, Tadanobu Asano, Koji Matoba, Masa Tommies
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PunkGeisha - wrote on 08/28/2010
Something of a realization of a dream casting for me, in a totally surprising plot. It's Zatoichi and Kakihara in a film tackling the homosexuality issue within the totally strict and rigid confines of the Samurai life.
A Beat Takeshi movie with Tadanobu Asano in it? Heaven. But then again, the movie is quite a controversial one since these two Japanese greats are usually typecasted as slick tough cop if not a slasher and a pycho killer.
Gohatto or Taboo is set in Feudal Japan . The shinsen-gumi just formed recently, is in the process of selecting talented new recruits. With Asano's character taking a fancy on a young pretty boy from an upper class family, played so effectively by Ryuhei Matsuda who can give Takeshi a run for his money in the stoic-face department.
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