30 hand picked films. A new one every day
After being removed from the clutches of the Nirvana cult where he has been kept secluded from normal society, 12-year-old Koichi (Ishida) is placed into the hands of child welfare by the authorities.
Like Shiota's Harmful Insect, this film pulls no punches. So much so that the 'happy ending' filled me with concern for what may be to come. Funny how our hopes and fears for fictional characters linger on way after the fade to black.
Lungo, poco lucido, a volte didascalico, ma forse è proprio così che deve essere.