this is one of the eccentric movies I have watched in my life.Connecting two separate genders' topic via a riddle was very good. Also I liked pov shots inside chase scenes... the reason why I liked this movie is director's non prescriptive scenario , secondly his camera motions ... such a film like this only can be made by director who doesnt care about feelings of shame ...
Rewatched & still amazed at the implicational richness. Cinema breached the ancient truth acc. to which in the waking state we people share the same world, while during sleep each has his own. Camera's optical operations and metamorphoses are forms through which the collective perception absorbs the individual modes of the psychotic, the hallucinating or the dreamer, all things out of the "normal" experiential range.
The Japanese New Wave often utilized youthful psycho-sexual tales with a side of raw sadomasochistic compulsion to analogize the 1960's fever dream of social revolt. In Namami, Susumu Hani has created his own searing cinematic ode to these barely concupiscent teens, martyrs really; wriggling beneath their parents' legacy of repression & conformity (abuse)--eventually inciting new directions in outre art, kink & punk
will be screened at BFI Southbank as part of Shinjuku Diaries: Films from the Art Theatre Guild season (1st - 31st Aug) http://www.bfi.org.uk/whatson/bfi_southbank/film_programme/august_seasons/shinjuku_diaries_films_from_the_art_theatre_guild_of_ja screening on the 12th introduced by Jasper Sharp
One of the best features of the Japanese New Wave by true independent, Susumu Hani. Very difficult to find in the west, but if for some reason the opportunity to see this somewhere, take that advantage. Excellent portrait of Japanese youth in the post-economic boom years.