Doing Time (Keimusho no naka)
Doing Time (Keimusho no naka) (2003)

Yoichi Sai's prison film Doing Time stars Tsutomu Yamazaki as Hanawa, a man serving a sentence in a minimum-security prison. Life in the jail is rigid and organized, eventually leading all of Hanawa's cellmates to abandon their… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 4, 2003
DVD Release Date: September 26, 2006
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I found myself far more bereaved than elated with Doing Time. For a drama, I didn't find it very dramatic. For a character study, the characters are so drilled into conforming that there doesn't seem to be any actual characters ...

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Lesley N
A series of small episodes about life in a Japanese prison. No violence or guard brutality, instead super-exacting rules, repetitive tasks and obsession about… More