A film that reflects on the discomfiting significance of cannibalistic desire in human history and culture through the prism of one Japanese man, Issei Sagawa, and his unsettling relationship with his brother.
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An interesting experiment, I think, would be to have two separate audiences -a ‘control group’ that knows nothing of Sagawa’s life and another that is aware of his life- watch this film and compare their reactions.
KINORÉVOLUTION! After Leviathan (2012), Paravel and Castaing-Taylor continue breaking new cinematic ground. Like some pioneering nightmarish invention, this is a whole next level of *pure* filmmaking. A miracle indeed. Brutal geography of the face, as if AKA Serial Killer (1969) was transformed by Philippe Grandrieux.
Sicuramente i fratelli sagawa sono tra gli individui più malati e inquietanti che il genere umano ricordi ma a livello puramente cinematografico dopo una prima metà realmente cupa sfocia nel ripetitivo non approfondendo a dovere il legame fra i 2. Ottimo l'uso del close up e del fuori fuoco quasi a voler collocare Issei in un mondo a noi estraneo e inaccessibile.