Taboo (1999 film)


Taboo (1999 film)

Infobox_Film
name = Taboo


director = Nagisa Ōshima
producer = Masayuki Motomochi
writer = Nagisa Ōshima
Ryotaro Shiba
starring = Ryuhei Matsuda
Takeshi Kitano
Tadanobu Asano
music = Ryuichi Sakamoto
cinematography = Toyomichi Kurita
editing = Tomoyo Oshima
distributor = Shochiku Films Ltd.
New Yorker Films (USA)
released = flagicon|JapanDecember 18, 1999
flagicon|FranceMay 17, 2000
runtime = 100 minutes
country = flagcountry|Japan
language = Japanese
amg_id = 1:201749
imdb_id = 0213682
nihongo|"Taboo"|御法度|Gohatto (1999) is a Japanese film directed by Nagisa Ōshima. It shows life in a samurai training school during the "bakumatsu" period, the end of the samurai era in the mid-19th century, specifically concentrating on the issue of homosexuality in the shudō tradition in the partially-closed environment.

Plot summary

At the start of the movie, the young and handsome Sozaburo Kano is admitted to the Shinsengumi (新撰組), an elite samurai police group led by Isami Kondo that seeks to defend the shogunate against reformist forces. He is a very skilled swordsman, but it is his appearance that makes many of the others in the (strictly male) group, both students and superiors, attracted to him, creating tension within the group of people vying for Kano's attention.

Cast

*Takeshi Kitano - Vice-Commander Hijikata Toshizo
*Ryuhei Matsuda - Kano Sozaburo
*Shinji Takeda - Captain Okita Sōji
*Tadanobu Asano - Hyozo Tashiro
*Yoichi Sai - Commander Kondo Isami
*Koji Matoba - Sugano Heibei
*Masa Tomizu - Inspector Yamazaki Susumu
*Masato Ibu - Military Advisor Ito Koshitaro

Awards

*It was nominated for the Palme d'Or at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival, "Dancer in the Dark" won.
*It won four awards at the 2000 Blue Ribbon Awards:
**Best Director: Nagisa Ōshima
**Best Film: Nagisa Ōshima
**Best New Actor: Ryuhei Matsuda
**Best Supporting Actor: Shinji Takeda
*Ryuhei Matsuda won the 2000 Japan Academy Prize for Newcomer of the Year, the film was nominated in nine other categories.
*Tadanobu Asano won the Best Supporting Actor category at the 2000 Hochi Film Awards.
*Ryuhei Matsuda won the Best New Actor category of the 2001 Kinema Junpo Awards.
*Ryuhei Matsuda won the 2001 Yokohama Film Festival prize for Best New Talent.

External links

*imdb title|0213682|Gohatto
*cite web |url=http://www.jmdb.ne.jp/1999/dw003220.htm|title=御法度 ("Gohatto")|accessdate=2007-07-19|language=Japanese|publisher=Japanese Movie Database

ources

*


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Taboo (disambiguation) — A taboo is a social prohibition or ban.Taboo may also mean:Music * Taboo (Buck Tick album) , a 1989 album by Buck Tick *Taboo (rapper), a rapper with the Black Eyed Peas * Taboo (musical) , a stage musical by Boy George * Taboo (song) , a song by …   Wikipedia

  • Taboo (film) — In terms of motion pictures Taboo may refer to: * Taboo , a pornographic movie series of the 1980s *nihongo| Taboo |御法度|Gohatto, a 1999 Japanese film Made Famous by Adam Carolla on Loveline, he regailed the movie Taboo 2 as his favorite as a… …   Wikipedia

  • Ran (film) — Ran theatrical poster Directed by Akira Kurosawa Produced by Katsumi Furukawa …   Wikipedia

  • Splatter film — For the film titled Splatter, see Splatter (film). Poster art for Blood Feast, which is considered the first ever splatter film. A splatter film or gore film is a subgenre of horror film that deliberately focuses on graphic portrayals of gore and …   Wikipedia

  • Nobody Knows (2004 film) — Nobody Knows Film poster Directed by Hirokazu Koreeda Produced by …   Wikipedia

  • Repast (film) — Meshi Japanese theatrical release poster Directed by Mikio Naruse Written by Yasunari Kawabata Toshirō Ide Sumie Tanaka …   Wikipedia

  • Muddy River (film) — Muddy River Kanji 泥の河 Rōmaji Doro no kawa Directed by Kôhei Oguri Release …   Wikipedia

  • Wolf Creek (film) — Wolf Creek Australian release poster Directed by Greg McLean Produced by D …   Wikipedia

  • Confessions (film) — Confessions Directed by Tetsuya Nakashima Written by Tetsuya Nakashima Kanae Minato (original nove …   Wikipedia

  • Angela's Ashes (film) — Infobox Film | name = Angela’s Ashes caption = Angela s Ashes DVD cover director = Alan Parker producer = David Brown writer = Frank McCourt (book) Laura Jones starring = Emily Watson Robert Carlyle Michael Legge Ciaran Owens Joe Breen music =… …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.