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479 Ratings

Strange Circus

Kimyô na sâkasu

Directed by Sion Sono
Japan, 2005
Drama, Cult


The erotic novelist Taeko is writing a morbid story of a family destroyed by incest, murder and abuse. Her assistant, Yuji, sets on a mission to uncover the reality of this story, but the reality might be too much to bear.

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Strange Circus Directed by Sion Sono

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

2006 | Winner: Reader Jury of the Berliner Zeitung

Critics reviews

True to form, Sono’s depiction of this transformation is an act of bloodletting full of gore and cruelty; there’s also poetic use of Debussy and Franz Liszt, as well as some of the most elegant direction we’ve yet seen from the filmmaker. But that’s the thing with Sono: His art trumps his impulses.
August 17, 2016
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