A Scene at the Sea

January 11, 2011 | Surf Movies

A Scene at the Sea

Third movie of the Japanese writer-director Takeshi Kitano. A deaf garbage collector happens upon a broken and discarded surfboard.

The discovery plants in him dreams of becoming a surf champion. Encouraged by his also deaf girlfriend, he persists against all odds.

Though trapped in silence, their expression of love is no less profound. A heartrending masterpiece that, as with Kitano's other films (Sonatine, Fireworks), has a sharp eye for human frailties and a love for the courage of the underdog.

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