Bunraku Soundtrack (

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In a hyperreal, hyper-saturated, hyper-driven dystopia, guns are banned upon pain of death and the sword is now king.

Nicola the Woodcutter is the most powerful man east of the Atlantic, a shadowy crime boss who rules with an iron fist with the help of his lady Alexandra, a femme fatale with a secret past, and nine diverse assassins and the Red Gang, a force not to be trifled with.

His right-hand man is Killer #2, a cold-hearted, smooth-talking, toe-tapping murderer dressed in red and wielding a deadly blade without remorse.

The citizens live in fear of this pack of wolves, and wait for the hero who can overthrow the tyrant.

One night, a mysterious drifter walks into the Horseless Horseman Saloon of the local insurgent bartender and desires two things: a shot of whisky and to kill Nicola.

Soon, another stranger enters the bar, a samurai named Yoshi. Yoshi wants to avenge his father by taking back a talisman that Nicola stole from his clan.

Armed with crossed destinies and incredible fighting skills and guided by the wisdom of the bartender, the two eventually join forces to bring down the corrupt and contemptuous reign of Nicola and set out on a journey, breaking bones and cracking heads in search for Nicola.

In an amalgam of samurai film, spaghetti western and chop socky and using a stylish blend of neo-noir, German expressionism and Russian futurism, characters in the world of Bunraku spin and ricochet against a backdrop that resembles a pop-up-book made of origami, ever-changing and whirring like a steam driven Victorian theatre set.

It is a universe driven by pugilistic force, delivered in a brash style of amazing physical combat sequences.

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User reviews

Jennifer King

The soundtrack of Bunraku perfectly captures the hyperreal and hyper-saturated world of the film. The music sets the tone for the dystopian setting where guns are banned and swords reign supreme.

George Harris

The soundtrack skillfully builds suspense and excitement during the action-packed fight scenes, making them even more thrilling and dynamic.

George Young

I found myself drawn into the world of Bunraku even more by the evocative and powerful music that accompanied the characters' journeys and struggles.

Richard Brown

Despite the film's unique blend of genres and visual styles, the music felt disjointed and out of place at times. Instead of seamlessly weaving together the different influences and themes, the soundtrack clashed with the visuals, creating a jarring and dissonant viewing experience.

Laura Jones

Overall, the soundtrack of Bunraku is a standout element of the film, effectively enhancing the storytelling, character development, and visual style.

Thomas King

I was impressed by the way the soundtrack mirrors the characters' motivations and emotions, adding depth to their actions and conflicts.

Laura Phillips

The soundtrack of Bunraku is a standout element of the film, leaving a lasting impression with its memorable themes and motifs.

Melissa Hernandez

Overall, the music of Bunraku elevates the film to a new level, adding layers of complexity and emotion to the already rich tapestry of the story and characters.

Michelle Evans

The theme music for the mysterious drifter and the samurai Yoshi adds an element of mystery and intrigue to their characters. The music enhances their quest for vengeance and justice, adding emotional depth to their journey.

Donna Campbell

The fusion of different musical styles in the soundtrack, from neo-noir to German expressionism to Russian futurism, mirrors the eclectic blend of genres in the film itself. The seamless integration of these diverse influences creates a unique and captivating auditory experience that complements the visual spectacle of Bunraku.

Karen Harris

The music perfectly complements the visual style of the film, creating a cohesive and immersive audio-visual experience for the audience.

Nancy Thompson

The music enhances the tension and drama of the story, immersing the audience in the world ruled by Nicola the Woodcutter and his gang.

Joshua Thompson

The music during the citizens' fearful moments creates a sense of tension and unease, immersing the audience in the atmosphere of fear that pervades the film.

Charles Jones

The soundtrack of Bunraku perfectly captures the hyperreal and hyper-driven dystopian world of the film with its intense and atmospheric music.

Donald Hall

The music enhances the character dynamics within the film, from the powerful presence of Nicola the Woodcutter to the mysterious aura of the samurai Yoshi. The compositions reflect the diversity of the assassins, the Red Gang, and the other characters, adding depth and complexity to their personalities and motivations.

Stephanie Taylor

Each track in the soundtrack feels carefully crafted to match the tone and pacing of the scenes, enhancing the storytelling and overall experience.

Richard Rodriguez

Killer #'s theme music is chilling and intense, mirroring his cold-hearted and remorseless nature. The soundtrack effectively amplifies his presence as Nicola's right-hand man.

Mary Miller

The music accompanying the intense physical combat sequences is dynamic and energetic, perfectly syncing with the action on screen and elevating the excitement of the fight scenes.

Emily Garcia

The lack of a cohesive musical identity for the characters, especially Nicola and the assassins, made it difficult to emotionally connect with their stories. The soundtrack failed to bring depth and nuance to their personalities, leaving them feeling one-dimensional and forgettable.

James Nelson

The music accompanying Nicola the Woodcutter's scenes exudes power and menace, reflecting his iron-fisted rule. The use of sound to enhance his character adds depth to his portrayal as a shadowy crime boss.

Donna Martin

The blend of neo-noir, German expressionism, and Russian futurism in the music enhances the visual aesthetic of the film, creating a cohesive audiovisual experience for the audience.

Dorothy Young

The soundtrack's fusion of samurai film, spaghetti western, and chop socky influences is masterfully executed, creating a unique and immersive musical experience that complements the film's eclectic style.

John Wilson

The soundtrack of Bunraku failed to capture the essence of the hyperreal, hyper-saturated dystopian world portrayed in the film. Instead of enhancing the atmosphere and tension, the music felt generic and uninspired.

Patricia Walker

The soundtrack of Bunraku perfectly captures the hyperreal and hyper-saturated atmosphere of the dystopian world portrayed in the film. Each track immerses you in the world where guns are banned and swords reign supreme, setting the tone for the intense action and drama that unfolds.

Charles Allen

The use of different musical styles, from traditional Japanese influences to modern electronic beats, creates a unique and captivating sonic landscape for the film.