The life of a tropical fish shop owner is taken over by a fellow fish entrepreneur who happens to be a serial killer. Loosely based on the exploits of two Tokyo serial killers, Sekine Gen and Hiroko Kazama, a husband and wife duo who owned a pet shop and murdered at least four people.
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La femme se soumet volontiers à l'homme puissant et qui réussit
Comme elle se détourne de celui qui montre des signes de faiblesse
Il n'y a rien de bien ni de mal à cela, c'est dans l'inconscient, la recherche de protection, de se ranger du côté de la force.
Wow. What an absolutely riveting experience. So far, the best I've seen Sono. It does get a little rushed in it's wackiness near the end (which, to me, is a Sono staple) which left it's final 10 minutes a little unsatisfying, but the 2 hrs leading up to it are one mad, bleak, harrowing trip. A gore-filled allegory for the cut throat world of business and modern day masculinity in Japan.
I have enjoyed most of Sono's movies and looked forward to this one. However, while it was engaging on several levels I still was left with a feeling of: Huh?! It just didn't add up to much besides some severe overacting by Denden (who played Murata), some extreme gore and violence and weird sexual situations. Since the movie is sort of based on real events it's a shame Sono has nothing to say...
The first 20-30 minutes really lull you into a false sense of security. It's almost like this charming little drama. Then director Sion Sono chops you up into miniscule pieces and burns your bones in a trashcan. Highly recommended for fans of Japanese horror. With Takashi Miike having gone 'respectable' with "13 Assassins," Sono might just be the premiere voice in extreme Asian cinema.
A counterpoint to Miike's Visitor Q where the force of nature that explodes a quietly dysfunctional family is a charismatic sociopath instead of an alien-like stranger, and the characters react with horror with themselves instead of coming together. It is one of Sono's most sober and brisk movies, dispensing with most of the stylistic flourishes, but is still stamped with his themes and sense of humor -- PolarisDiB
sono's weakest link. it was entertaining in a way but the pace was extremely slow and the build up was terrible. i kinda like the idea but the execution was meh. misogynist, good-for-nothin middle-aged man, screwed up family, we've seen it all before. he's done that for a couple of times already. we need something new