Three For the Road

June 29, 2008

Original Title: Yajikita dôchû Teresuko

Year: 2007

Director: Hideyuki Hirayama

Though a bit slow to get going, this one does eventually take off.

Their really isn’t much of a plot. An over-the-hill prostitute, an actor and another man hit the road in feudal Japan. They stay at inns and have various adventures (a bit like the book Shank’s Mare). A racoon turns into a child. Dried sea monster for lunch. Full of subtle and not so subtle humour. Amusing acting. Several absurd scenes (the recipe for racoon hot-pot being especially interesting).

Anyhow, definitely worth a watch.

The soundtrack seems to have been gleaned from some spaghetti western, but I can’t figure out which.