Set largely in a traditional Japanese house, The Family Complete dramatizes the fate of three generations of the Kanba family, a fate sealed on the day when Grandpa is raped by Kuma, the family’s pet man-in-a-cat-suit.
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A mixture of Japanese theatre, absurd family tragedy and gay porn, this film may indeed not be easy to get for the Western audience - or those none too familiar with the Japanese way of manipulating symbols. The director uses the various genres as codes, thus compelling us to see beyond them. A porn tragedy?