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Unforgiven at the Glasgow Film Festival

Festival film 'Unforgiven' directed by Lee Sang-il

Director: Sang-il Lee, 2013, Japan, 135 mins

Satellite Screening at the Glasgow Film Festival

Award winning director Sang-il Lee (Hula Girls) mounts a handsome, powerful remake of Clint Eastwood’s iconic 1992 Western film of the same name.

Set in post-Meiji Restoration Hokkaido, it stars Ken Watanabe (Letters from Iwo Jima) as Jubei Kamata, an ageing warrior who has left his crimes under the former Edo shogunate behind him. But poverty, and possibly a chance for redemption, allows a friend to persuade him to come out of retirement. Lavishly recreating its 1880s setting, which includes replacing guns with samurai swords, Lee effortlessly transposes the original film’s themes of vengeance, loyalty and regret to its new setting. Unforgiven has been a major hit at festivals the world over.

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Details

Date:
February 28, 2014
Time:
18:00 - 20:15
Event Category:
Website:
http://www.glasgowfilm.org/festival/whats_on/5811_unforgiven

Organizer

Asia House

Venue

Glasgow Film Festival
12 Rose Street,, Glasgow, G3 6RB

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