The first time I watched Oni was 13 years ago, and I had nightmares about it till now. I always remembered the music being played when the demon was walking around, holding her hand, shaking her head. Rediscovering it a week ago was one of my best experiences ever.
Kihachiro Kawamoto effectively uses an old fairy-tale to communicated issues about elderly care in modern society. It´s depressing that, in many countries, and here in Norway, we do not take properly care of our elderly. Many old people feel shameful for needing so much care, They have become a burden to their children; they become demons.