Elyn got me this DVD for Christmas. Aside from being a “spaghetti eastern” (har, har), it is a lovely meditation on the universal act of eating.
This is such an unusual film that I’ve been thinking a bit about what attracts me to it. I like the joy and the quietness of it — I like happy endings and mundane, as opposed to extreme, conflict. Also, I enjoy how very foreign it seems… I know zilch about Japan, and for all I know a truck-driving cowboy is some kind of icon there — but here he just seems bizarre. And, I like the film’s digressions from the main story, which are entertaining but not excessively distracting.
This is a must-see.