The event itself doesn't take up much of the movie. This is all about the aftermath, which many movies never deal with. Pace here is everything. Events unfold slowly in 'Eureka' because the participants are so scarred from their event that they need time to piece their lives back together, even as they continue to spiral down.
un film che merita il suo status di cult e la cui lunga durata non pesa minimamente. La trama è incentrata sul tema dell'elaborazione di un fatto drammatico: dopo un inizio folgorante e brutale, lo sviluppo prende i suoi tempi, riuscendo a costruire dei personaggi a tutto tondo (anche grazie a un grandissimo Kōji Yakusho). Fotografia e regia eccezionali, che riescono a sperimentare senza perdere in efficacia. Chapeau
Shinji Aoyama dives into the depths of human psychology all along this weird, unpredictable road movie. Since the shocking first minutes, "Eureka" shows the physical and affective journey of a strange group of people marked by this traumatic event, in a way that every frame of the film becomes essential for getting the whole picture. An odd film worth watching and reflecting upon.
"The antithesis of Love Exposure", completely agree but not in a negative way. I'm a big fan of both films but more so Eureka. This film made me feel so strange and gloomy for a long time after viewing, a unique and challenging experience but one of my favorites. However, I certainly would not recommend it to most people I know.
The beginning part is so stark and sombre and there's a huge allure to the attraction of mystery and oblique weirdness of Eureka in those moments. The film begins to open up as it becomes a road-movie within what is effectively its second-act. It's more interesting when its doing less but its contemplative and affective in its remarks about change, openness and bonds.