Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999)

Kind of lame Jim Jarmusch movie to be honest. I liked Coffee and Cigarettes and Broken Flowers, but Ghost Dog just went on and on without any kind of useful affectation.

Forest Whitaker plays a modern day urban samurai who contracts himself out as a hitman. After a hit, an entire gang decides to take him down. . . Guess what happens. The film is littered with sayings from a book called "The Way of the Samurai" which demonstrates that this guy just needs something to believe it. There's a constant juxtaposition with violent cartoons too which brings out our ongoing fascination with violence.


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