Ano natsu, ichiban shizukana umi (A Scene at the Sea)
Ano natsu, ichiban shizukana umi (A Scene at the Sea) (1991)

Takeshi Kitano -- who, along with directing some of the most acclaimed films of the 1990s, appears on four television shows, writes a number of newspaper columns, and somehow finds the time to crank out a book or two a year -- takes a break… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 19, 1991
DVD Release Date: December 12, 2000
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Christopher Machell

Having directed two crime films, Japanese director Takeshi 'Beat' Kitano downshifted in 1991 with A Scene at the Sea, a simple and direct fable.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The film forces one to view it the way a deaf person sees the world.

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Cameron Sherwell
'A Scene At The Sea' is a practice in beautiful, saddening subtlety; it takes the minimalistic aspects of Kitano's earlier directorial efforts… More
El Hombre Invisible
A sweet love story and an ode to surfing without the violence that Kitano was, and is, notorious for. Even without a storyline centering around cops and yakuza,… More
Lesley N
You have to admire Takeshi Kitano's audaciousness....five minutes in, and i was thinking surely this isn't the whole plot... but yes, it was. A deaf… More