When Minami is sent to kill his mentor Ozaki who is in the midst of a nervous breakdown he embarks on a journey of unexplained natural phenomenon that only the director of such films as Audition, Dead or Alive and Ichi the Killer can provide in this surreal Lynchian/Cronenberg-like odyssey.
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A haunting circle of madness, the depths of which nobody seems to really understand. It warrants multiple viewings, and is certainly one of Miike's best efforts, but that doesn't mean it's decipherable. It's more of an experience. Darkly humourous, violent, disturbing - truly a nightmare.
The first movie in a very long time to actually make me wonder what the hell it was all about. Seriously!? How does a full grown woman give birth to a full grown man? And what's with the whole covert conspiratorial breast milking operation? I felt like I was watching a Japanese version of Twin Peaks. Kind of. This film is special.
Overall, it's a great movie, but for me, it was ruined by one little scene somewhere a quarter of its runtime: when his so called brother suddenly dissapear from the car, and it shows through the glass. It just a complete garbage. And I have to say, the movie is nothing to compared to David Lynch's work. But still, it's intriguing and thought provoking