Popular Asian Movies
No. 1. Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai (aka Ichimei)
Director: Takashi Miike
Writer: Yasuhiko Takiguchi, Kikumi Yamagishi (screenplay)
Starring: Koji Yakusho, Eita, Hikari Mitsushima, Ebizo Ichikawa
Plot: Set during the 17th century when the samurai class struggled to find work. Poverty-stricken samurai Hanshiro enters the House of Ii, run by Kageyu, and requests to commit ‘seppuku’ in their courtyard. Kageyu believes Hanshiro is bluffing and tells the tale of Motome, a young ronin who last came into the House of Ii and asked for the same thing.
2. Punch (aka Won-Deuk Yi)
17-year-old Won-Deuk comes from a poor family and his grades in school are equally poor. He is a rebellious and troubled student, but he never loses in fights. Won-Deuk then meets teacher Dong-Joo. At first, Dong-Joo and Won-Deuk are like enemies, but Won-Deuk grows to like him.
3. Lan Kwai Fong
Set within the popular nightclub district of “Lan Kwai Fong” in central Hong Kong; the movie follows groups of young adults as they send out their night and party at Club Billion.