The Sea Is Watching

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The Sea Is Watching

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Director:
Kei Kumai
Released:
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A prostitute becomes emotionally attached to her clients in a Japanese brothel, circa 1850.

Metacritic Score

  • 90

    Los Angeles Times Kevin Thomas

    An exquisite period film from a script Akira Kurosawa did not live to direct. It has a softer edge than the master probably would have delivered, but it is deeply affecting.

  • 70

    The New York Times A.O. Scott

    Fortunately, Mr. Kumai, who himself has shown no aversion to baroque melodrama, leans here toward a plain and direct style that is tasteful and intelligent, a boon, given the predi...

  • 63

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Kurosawa was a great artist and so even his lesser work is interesting -- just as we would love to find one last lost play, however minor, by his hero Shakespeare.

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