Kazuto Osawa (left) and Hiroki Kono in a still from Special Actors (category IIA, Japanese), directed by Shinichiro Ueda.

Special Actors film review: One Cut of the Dead director returns with another comedy about oddball performers

  • Shinichiro Ueda’s second film, starring Kazuto Osawa and Hiroki Kono, takes cues from his debut feature, but the context couldn’t be more different
  • The film works best in its set pieces, but lacks the narrative dexterity and sleight of hand of its predecessor
Topic |   Asian cinema: Japanese films

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Kazuto Osawa (left) and Hiroki Kono in a still from Special Actors (category IIA, Japanese), directed by Shinichiro Ueda.
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