High schooler Kiroku Nanbu yearns for the prim, Catholic Michiko, but her only desire is to reform Kiroku’s sinful tendencies. Hormones raging, Kiroku channels his unsatisfied lust into the only outlet available: savage, crazed violence.
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Suzuki here crafts one of the purest distillations of adolescent ennui I've ever seen, and as that should be, it's freaking hilarious. To do this, the film realizes that abstraction - in gonzo cadence, and through the beauty of a few specific moments, mostly related to masturbating - can state something far more genuine about those truly psychotic emotions of puberty.