‘Rain Fall — Ame no Kiba’

A good shot at getting Bourne again in Japan

by Mark Schilling

Japanese film folks used to regularly complain that they could never compete with Hollywood because the budget gap was simply too great. A guy in a rubber Godzilla suit didn’t have the same impact as the gee-whiz effects that Lucas, Spielberg and company could command and that cash-strapped Japanese producers could not afford.

Rain Fall — Ame no Kiba Rating: (3.5 out of 5)

Rain Fall
Dark clouds gather: Kippei Shiina in “Rain Fall”

Director: Max Mannix
Running time: 111 minutes
Language: Japanese
Opens April 25, 2009