Continuing on with the big four, next up we have STARTING OVER!
Here we have another special one from Japan that I stumbled upon literally by mistake and I was surprised by its sincerity and just how emotional it was by just relying on the actors alone!
Yes, this is another one of those lovely ‘silent’ movies that I love so much! And by that I don’t mean that they lack sound, I mean that there is very little to no background music being used to manipulate/intensify emotional scenes. There is music but it is used in scenery shots, not during character interactions which I 100% prefer.
For me, this style makes the movie more emotional and intense when we are left with just the characters, their words, their expressions and the heavy, oppressive atmosphere! Those types of movies hit me hard and leave an impression never to be forgotten and while I am sure it won’t be a lot of people’s cup of tea, and thus I don’t think the fragile of hearts should watch this, I totally recommend it.
Okay, that is a line that is supposed to come at the end of the post but you know me, since when did I make sense?!
While we on that topic of coming last, I should tell you now that this movie also ends on a HOPEFUL note. Seeing as it came out years before the others, I guess it is safe to say that the HOPE started here?! Well, until I find another that came before it that is!