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8 Ratings

Abnormal Family

Hentai kazoku: Aniki no yomesan

Directed by Masayuki Suo
Japan, 1984


In this erotic parody of Ozu’s Tokyo Story, a woman and her relationship with the family of her husband’s, in particular her husband’s younger brother and father-in-law. Her husband, on the other hand, has an affair with a dominatrix and is obsessed in S&M games.

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Abnormal Family Directed by Masayuki Suo

Critics reviews

As a compendium of Ozu nods, the film is pretty funny, although Suo, like so many who have attempted to ape the master only gets the notes right, never the rhythms. The pillow shots and 90 degree frames and jaunty music (now deformed into classic porn grooves) are all there, but that only makes the breaks from Ozu’s rigorous style (into a close-up say, or an off-kilter framing) more disruptive.
July 19, 2018
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