Some actors are an acquired taste. There are clearly many people out there who appreciate the talents of Sadawo Abe, but I’ve always found him utterly resistible, like a precocious child actor trapped in the body of a middle-aged man.
When Kazuya Shiraishi cast him as a serial killer in “Lesson in Murder” earlier this year, I thought, “Finally, someone gets it.” Too bad the film itself was an unintentionally camp misfire; I guess you can’t have everything.
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Source: The Japan Times