Koji Yakusho (centre) in a still from Under the Open Sky, directed by Miwa Nishikawa. Taiga Nakano co-stars. Photo: courtesy of TIFF Koji Yakusho (centre) in a still from Under the Open Sky, directed by Miwa Nishikawa. Taiga Nakano co-stars. Photo: courtesy of TIFF
Koji Yakusho (centre) in a still from Under the Open Sky, directed by Miwa Nishikawa. Taiga Nakano co-stars. Photo: courtesy of TIFF

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Toronto 2020: Under the Open Sky movie review – engrossing drama from Miwa Nishikawa sees Koji Yakusho shine as ex-convict

  • Koji Yakusho delivers an enthralling turn as a middle-aged gangster trying to find his place in Japanese society after serving a long prison term for murder
  • Directed with sympathy by Miwa Nishikawa, the film ends on an ironic note, but one that chimes with the moral quandaries characters in her work often face

Topic |   Asian cinema: Japanese films
Koji Yakusho (centre) in a still from Under the Open Sky, directed by Miwa Nishikawa. Taiga Nakano co-stars. Photo: courtesy of TIFF Koji Yakusho (centre) in a still from Under the Open Sky, directed by Miwa Nishikawa. Taiga Nakano co-stars. Photo: courtesy of TIFF
Koji Yakusho (centre) in a still from Under the Open Sky, directed by Miwa Nishikawa. Taiga Nakano co-stars. Photo: courtesy of TIFF
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