Ken Watanabe (The Last Samurai) gives a masterful performance in director Lee San-il’s poetic Japanese remake of Clint Eastwood’s Academy Award-winning Unforgiven.
Jubei Kamata (Watanabe) is a relic, yet, his name alone used to terrorize Kyoto, as he slew countless loyalists in the name of the Shogun. More than ten years have passed since Jubei has been heard from. He’s been transformed from a man who kills into loving husband and father. But, after his wife’s death, poverty forces Jubei to take up a sword again and re-enter a world rampant with violence and injustice.Stunningly shot by Norimichi Kasamatsu, who gives the story its sweeping widescreen visuals in the tradition of the great Westerns, and with San-il’s sophisticated use of color, Unforgiven is a film lover’s treat and MUST not be missed.
Screening Sponsored by JAN & SOFIA LASKOWSKI.