K-20: The Fiend with Twenty Faces (K-20: Kaijim miju menso den) (2008) Film Review

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It’s 1949, Japan. It’s an alternative world where World War 2 never happened, and aristocrats rule. There is a criminal, K-20, a man who is plaguing society. After acrobat Endo (Takeshi Kaneshiro) is framed by the real K-20, he sets about to capture the real criminal and prove his own innocence. And fall in love with an aristocrat’s daughter, teach her about the poor and change the world. Not too tall an order…

So much fun. Great action, but combined with fabulous slapstick and an excellent script. It leads you one way, it takes you another… just watch it. It’s so worth it.

 

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