He has too many works to complete, too many styles to try, and too many surprises to bring to us, so director Cui Yangyi (Yoichi Sai) waited for him for six years before he was scheduled to participate in the performance "Blood and Bones / Chi to Hone". Cui Yangyi would rather wait so long and insist on the role of Kim Shun-Pei performed by Kitano Takeshi. It is not without reason. The unwillingness of the vitality inherent in Kitano Takeshi ’s body It is just right to deduct Jin Junping's brutal and bloody character but always persevering forward. A large number of violent films in the gangster theme have made him easy to deal with the tyrant side of this character. Under the stiff face of the car accident, he shows a life after the ubiquitous bluntness.
This semi-autobiographical novel of the same name, written by Korean-Japanese writer Yang Seok-il, tells the rise and fall of a half-century Korean-Japanese community. The protagonist of the story, Jin Junping, during the Japanese occupation of Korea (1910-1945), sailed across the ocean from Jeju Island (Cheju Island) to Osaka, Japan in 1923. Like most Koreans who went to Japan at that time, if you want to use a word to explain his mentality when he saw Osaka ’s towering chimney on the ship emerging from the coastline, it is probably a "Japanese dream." Similar to the topics that are often involved in depicting the "American Dream", "Blood and Bone" also depicts the entire process of the origin, fermentation, peak, and destruction of this "Japanese Dream". The difference is that it is hidden from the bottom. Concern and interpretation of the past life of Japanese-Americans. The reason why this film is different from the general family ethics film is in this closeness and care for the immigration and life history of ethnic minorities. The role of Jin Junping is also different from the numerous gangster images that Kitano Taken has shaped as a Korean. The representative of the Japanese, his struggling but confused life, coincided with the trajectory of these immigrant communities trapped in the gap between history and country, which lost their identity coordinates and direction of progress. Looking at the struggles of Jin Junping and his family, just like watching Korean Koreans fighting hopelessly in this strange land, perhaps for humans, losing an opponent is far more terrible than facing a powerful opponent, Jin Junping After the invincible fighting will not find the enemy, he gradually devoured his family and self.
The film "Blood and Bone" shows violence in detail. Husbands and wives, fathers and sons, fathers and daughters and other family members are inevitable. But those at the center of this violent vortex are almost always gold. Junping this man. Perhaps it is difficult for you to connect the young, bright-eyed teenager at the beginning and end of the film with the brutal old man who spent most of the time in the film, trying to solve all problems with violence. These two people look so different, it is almost difficult to find a slight connection at the physical level, but they are exactly the same role. What years have taken away from the mind of this bright-eyed boy, we don't know whether or not the Korean-Japanese community should fight for the Japanese army, Jin Junping disappeared. What we do know is that when he returned, the whole community was put on the right track with the initial funding and firm determination that did not know where it came from. Carrying the hammer, he demolished the old house and built a fish cake (Kamaboko) factory from scratch. With the ingenuity of hard work and the guidance of Jin Junping, a harsh but full of fighting leader, these Korean immigrants temporarily got rid of the hesitation of struggling with identity myths, and the business started booming.
The film does not show much about Jin Junping ’s personal abilities. You ca n’t see too hot a bridge to show how he led the entire community to prosperity. The limited number of clips and the large number of depictions of violence Compared, it seems unusually simple. However, if these violent acts are dissected, the unified personality in between can still be seen. Jin Junping's pursuit of money and the desire to have children are accompanied by his violent behavior. In other words, he is a person who is extremely loyal to his instincts, and all his behaviors start from this point. We saw that he slammed his bastard who came to fight for property (this concept is far from being applicable to this man anymore) and almost drowned him; we also saw him to the workers in the fish cake factory who were neighbors He exerted coercion and even grabbed the burning charcoal and burned it with his bare hands. As for those who borrowed his loan sharks to repay it, he was forced to jump into the river and commit suicide. The ruthlessness that finally suffocated it is completely instinct. The desire for money, the desire for continuation of life, and his iron fist that is only for private gain, what is the appearance and the inside? Maybe the two are one and the same. In order to survive, he has regarded money and heirs as the highest goals in his life. All violence is just a means of maintaining this goal; and in these cruel and frightening violence, his share has long been lost. Anger can't help but sigh.
He already has money and has become the richest person in the Korean-Japanese community. He also has heirs. Apart from the sons and daughters in the main room, he also has unfilial illegitimate children. However, after having everything, he still could not settle his anger, and could not feel contented and peaceful. The anger that drove him never weakened, brought all the desires to him, and finally turned to his own means and turned into a purpose. In the inversion of the two, Jin Junping lost the possibility of breathing. Although he had money, he never knew how to spend it. Even if he bought a house for his mistress, it was just to give birth to more offspring; however, in the face of future generations, he could not agree with any relationship between them and himself: His similar illegitimate child was violently driven away by him as a threat to his status. His daughter, who was different from him, was forced to marry him as a woman, and finally died under the threat of her husband's domestic violence. When money does not exist for enjoyment, and future generations do not live for a happy family, they finally alienate into the cancer of life that never ceases to replicate itself. In order to accumulate money faster, he chose to borrow money as a way of living by making money; in order to have more offspring, one by one, he constantly replaced women and gave birth almost never stopped. But the more money he has, the more dissatisfied he is; the more offspring he has, the more he cannot stop. He just repeats these behaviors, hoping to get satisfaction from the doubling of the number, but the anger that drives it has gradually exceeded his control. If we say that in the first half of the film, we can occasionally see Jin Junping with a normal mind. In the second half, his face is so stiff that he has no expression.
What made Jin Junping not see the existence of another layer of life; what made him completely ignore his relatives and friends; what added fuel to his anger and let it burn to the end of his life ? Is it instinct, faith, or ... a dream? At the sight of the young man who looked at the land, it was a brand new world; beside him, he was a living companion. Perhaps from this moment on, only the dream he wanted to pursue was left in his eyes, but unfortunately human beings did not occupy a place in this dream. In order to realize this dream, he clenched his pair of iron fists, but no one dared to hold his hand and said to him: Let go, don't have to fight anymore. People are expecting him to use this pair of iron fists to lead himself out of the predicament, but did not expect him to be the only one in his eyes, not to mention that the pair of iron fists will turn to the people who surround him.