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[MOTW #42] - Parade (Isao Yukisada, 2009)
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08-04-12, 9:49 PM

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Title - Parade (Paredo)
Director - Isao Yukisada
Year of Release - 2009
Duration - 118 minutes
Genre - Drama
IMDb - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1493070/

Synopsis
Four youths share a two bedroom apartment in a corner of Tokyo. A series of assault cases occur in the same district. Eighteen year old Satoru, a male prostitute, joins them as a new house mate. Their daily life slowly starts to change.

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08-12-12, 3:12 AM

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Finally was able to finish this movie. Initial thoughts were that it was fairly predicable and a little uneventful, the word lackluster even comes to mind. It wasn't until the ending that the movie had it's final necessary piece. Not sure if I'd say this was an amazing film, but it's ending was certainly worth the wait so to speak.
 
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08-12-12, 4:10 AM

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I think 'lackluster' sums up Parade pretty well. I enjoyed the snippy exchanges between characters and the nice visuals, but the over the top melodrama and cheap writing kind of ruined it for me. It seems like Isao wasn't quite sure how to get his point across with this one. Ok for me, but not something I intend to revisit any time soon.

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08-14-12, 12:00 AM

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I think those weaknesses you bring up is quite indicative of Yukisada's work. I think it's mainly the aspect Yukisada portrays that is interesting, if executed poorly. In this it's a communal apartment, in Go, perhaps more notably, it's the depiction of Mainichi.
 
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