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    Festival film 'Unforgiven' directed by Lee Sang-il
     

    Unforgiven at the Glasgow Film Festival

    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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    • Event Details
    • Date
      28 February 2014
    • Start Time
      18:00
    • End Time
      20:15
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