SFotD: ‘Moving Takahashi’ is a Stirring Poem About Life and Death

Why Watch? High concept stories aren’t usually meant for the realm of drama. They tend to need an action backbone, but there’s a raw sense of urgency to this film from Josh Soskin. In it, a mover picking up the belongings at a nice house comes face to face with a young girl who has twenty minutes to live.

With a focus on objects, the film shines with its pristine visuals. There’s a blend of delicacy and naturalism as the plot shifts more toward the suicidal situation, all of which is made forceful through two polarized performances. It’s an unlikely romantic angle folded aggressively into something gorgeous to look at and heart-racingly engaging to experience.

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What will it cost you? Only 11 minutes.

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A veteran of writing about movies for nearly a decade, Scott Beggs has been the Managing Editor of Film School Rejects since 2009. Despite speculation, he is not actually Walter Mathau's grandson. See? He can't even spell his name right.

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