If I had to pick a favorite though, Ichihara Hayato would win the contest by miles. While, Isao who graduated from a prestigious law school and passed his bar examinations in one sitting, is now working for a law firm in Tokyo. . It is not a light watch and if you are not used to that I don't recommend marathoning it. I left cast and acting at the end because I think it's outstanding.
Ichihara-san is especially good at acting with his eyes and often made incredible blocking choices in his scenes. Where music isn't barley-heard companion that tries not to ruin the mood but an entity that pulls you for your sleeve if you dare to look away. Rolling Stones song Paint It Black yes, you will hear that song too is most obvious link. The detective already knows each of their motives for killing Bunzo, where it all started 2 weeks before the murder at the Kurosawa family meeting. However, the second son Isao declares that the origin of the murder could be the Kurosawa family itself. Followed by Isao and Ryo, who are the sons of his second wife, Shiori.
Honestly, the first time Paint It Black played over a scene, goosebumps came. It's upbeat rhythm and dark lyrics are much like contrast between other similar songs played and the dark atmosphere and suspense that make your heart beat faster in anticipation of what is coming. The sepia toned cinematography, classic literature based story and a solid cast all played for it's strength. I'm really not sure how to rate his performance because I haven't experience before that someone's acting could pull me in so much. If you don't like that it is dark, heavy and psychological, regardless give it a chance.
In particular, the cinematography is rock solid. Your heart skips a beat. Because you will see something different that will maybe inspire you to read a book or you will hate it but you'll know why you hate it. But also if he weren't amazing actor he wouldn't have been able to pull it off. Though Bunzo is much hated by the people of Karasume, due to his greed and profiteering ways, no one dares to stand up to him. If you're anything like me, you'll end up eager to get to the end and watch most of it in one go; once you're there, you might just not see the end coming. While, Isao who graduated from a prestigious law school and passed his bar examinations in one sitting, is now working for a law firm in Tokyo.
The police rounded up all three sons, and brings them in for some voluntary questioning. But I think that once in awhile we all need a deep drama, movie or a book to make us question things we haven't questioned before. One day, Bunzo is found dead in his bedroom, under very suspicious circumstances. He lives in a dormitory near his hometown. Or is the butler or his son? It'll be a blessing if he can get more meaty roles like this; he's a magnetic presence on the screen. But overall this is the first drama I watched that used the music so well to enhance atmosphere. Here it starts: the search of the murderer.
But I've noticed that other dramas do that too. Mitsuru is currently unemployed and is debt-ridden, and thus leads a miserable, tight lifestyle living together with Endo Kanako. Beyond those deliberately called attention to by the story, decorations and objects often appear in the same frame as characters--acting as mute symbolism for the person or their situation. But don't give up on this drama because of that even if this is out of your comfort zone. The shots inside the Kurosawa house are some of the most gorgeous and use interesting angles to bring out the dark veil hanging over the place.
All of the brothers were played well, each actor filling their role believably. The police rounded up all three sons, and brings them in for some voluntary questioning. So maybe it's a trend thing. Ryo is studying to be a psychiatrist, and is now in his fourth year of medical school. The whole truth is gradually coming to light as the three brothers are being driven into a corner.
All the characters are believable and nobody overacted. Mitsuru is currently unemployed and is debt-ridden, and thus leads a miserable, tight lifestyle living together with Endo Kanako. In the town of Karasume, most of the lands are owned by Kurosawa Bunzo, the head of the Kurosawa family and the owner of a real estate and construction company called 'Kurosawa'. Vocal tracks will be easily recognized by most everyone, as the bulk of them are classics. On the other side of the spectrum is the cartoon-ish detective, who unfortunately was present during all of the scenes inside the interrogation room. So all in all this drama has 11 episodes and each of them is 36 minutes long so it won't take too much of your time therefor give it a chance.
Bunzo has 3 sons, the eldest being Mitsuru, who was born to his first wife. Some viewers might find them unsettling or even irritating, but occasionally disturbing clips and images appear between stops in the action. Ryo is studying to be a psychiatrist, and is now in his fourth year of medical school. I'll end by saying that while this is a story of pain, abuse, and ultimately murder, it's an easy watch. Their acting pulls you in and make you glued to the screen anticipating their reactions and words. If the story remain this well adapted, I can sense an epic on the making.
The father is such a hateful character; no wonder everyone wants him to die. I find them instrumental to the feel of the story. The lyrics of these songs like Paint it Black by The Rolling Stones or Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit could not have suited the situations they were used in better. He lives in a dormitory near his hometown. Mitsuru is currently unemployed and is debt-ridden, and thus leads a miserable, tight lifestyle living together with Endo Kanako.