The Scythian Lamb

2017

Thriller

130
IMDb Rating 6.3 10 302

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1.13 GB
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Japanese 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
126 min
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Japanese 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
126 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by nmak-1398 6 / 10 / 10

Promising start but weak ending

The story is quite promising but the executing of the movie did not deliver the suspense or black comedy. Six ex-convicts were re-settled in a Japanese coastal town where only a few people in the town knew about their past. The movie moved along slowly and could not build up the suspense. The characters of the six ex-convicts were also not fully developed. When people started dying in the town, the identity of the killer quickly became quite clear to the audience, leading to an absence of suspense. But some of the actions of the killer, such as trying to strangle his girlfriend, are not clearly explained. Furthermore, the ending was somewhat predictable. Lastly, there is hardly any connection between the movie title and the plot.

Reviewed by dfuznmnm 7 / 10 / 10

The Chick Is Thin And Pretty

And into music and not any music, but rock music so is cool, but as usual with women she gets moist for the bad boy for the criminal and there is no happy ending for anyone. She goes for the criminal and he is bad to her which as a woman is what she wants and now can whine and cry that she has been wronged and be the center of attention. With that said, she is thin so this is not a gross out American trashy tattooed film.

Reviewed by kluseba 7 / 10 / 10

Smooth mixture of drama and thriller elements

Based upon a manga, Hitsuji no ki, which translates to Sheep Tree and is internationally known under the poetic title The Scythian Lamb, is a slow-paced and brilliantly acted mixture of a drama and a thriller. The movie deals with philosophical topics such as prejudice, redemption and trust. Different facets of Japanese folklore are also being explored. Naive but good-hearted city employee Tsukisue Hajime receives the order to assist six completely unrelated strangers who relocate to the decaying port city of Uoboka to start new careers. He bonds with some of these individuals but soon learns that they are all convicted murderers. After an Initial shock, he feels more determined than ever to assist them but when his personal life and professional career intertwine, a series of increasingly dangerous events is going to disturb the calm region. The movie has a slow pace that takes its time to introduce the sympathetic lead character, his charming love interest, his self-confident boss and the six intriguing strangers. The movie loses some pace after the background of these strangers is revealed and makes think of a slice of life approach as the viewers follow the lead character's everyday life intertwined with anecdotes involving the six strangers. The movie gets more interesting in its second half as a complicated love triangle starts to take shape. The city employee's childhood friend starts dating one of the convicted murderers and the city employee reveals his real identity to win her back. The dramatic events soon take a sinister turn during a festival involving local folklore. This mixture of a smooth drama evolving into a passionate love triangle which ultimately becomes a grisly thriller with supernatural hints is certainly very unique but might be confusing, especially to Western audiences. The acting performances are versatile and most importantly believable. The characters are attaching and the viewers will care about their fates. The settings in the remote city are intriguing. The folk festival introduces an intriguing cultural component. The plot has a few interesting twists and turns despite ist slow pace and remains unpredictable until the very end. On the other side, the movie's rising action, taking place in the the second half of its first hour of running time, is too slow for ist own good. The movie loses momentum and focus and viewers might wonder what is going to happen next. A faster and more concise execution would have made the movie even more interesting. In the end, The Scythian Lamb is an intriguing movie that finds the right balance between drama and thriller elements and convinces with intriguing characters. Fans of Japanese cinema and the manga this movie is based upon should certainly watch this overlooked gem. Personally, I would watch the film again and recommend it to my friends.

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