Harakiri ★★★★★

A slow burn for the ages, Kobayashi takes his sweet time in letting the story unfold in front of us viewers and by the time we know what is really going on, he has us in the palm of his hand.

Beautifully shot and expertly written, Kobayashi forces the viewer to empathize with certain characters at certain points in the film, even if that is eventually reversed later on.

A masterpiece.

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