Plot: Based on the novel by Kaneshiro Kazuki, the film centers around Sugihara: a young Japanese teenager of Korean ancestry in Japan. Up until now, he has attended Korean school, but through curiousity, decides to attend a Japanese high school. The story focuses on the alienation Sugihara feels being considered 'a foreigner' in his own country, as well as dealing with the usual teenage problems...dealing with parents (his father tries to push him into boxing), and falling in love.
«Go's dramatic trajectory may be a fairly well travelled one, but in its stronger moments, such as the romantic interplay between Kubozuka and Shibasaki, it's undeniably affecting, and as such, one of the most outstandingly compelling and thought-provoking films of its year.»
«Confidently directed teen comedy/drama which is refreshingly engaging and thrilling, though it eventually settles into your standard by-the-numbers teen melodrama. Still, the uncommon intelligence, well-staged scenes, and some canny performances make this a worthy experience.»
«An exhilirating opening - all freeze frames, slo-mo, jump cuts, cut-to-bangin' techno - gets your attention. Understandably, it proves impossible to sustain this level of intensity, though the rest of the film is far from post-orgasmic comedown, with moments of brilliance.»
«“Go” deals with a topic rarely seen in Asian films and that is of the racist prejudices that exists among the different countries in that region. Movie is recommended.»
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