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Japanese film visionary completes antiwar trilogy against odds

“A courageous man acts quietly,” says one character in the extraordinary new film Hanagatami, by 79-year-old Nobuhiko Obayashi. But the director himself demonstrates a different type of bravery altogether. The legendary creator of House, the 1977 comedy-horror extravaganza that brought him to sudden global renown some 32 years after its release, Obayashi has been exceedingly […]