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Kazoku gêmu

Yoshimitsu Morita Japan, 1983

inquisita's rating of the film The Family Game

The comedy as capillary action: the narrower the spaces within human / objectual relationships it manages to slip in, the higher rise its near-seizure columns in spite of the material gravity and middle-class materialistic gravitas; the thriftier the dosage of comic indulgence, the quicker it's absorbed from its rarefied environs. Less is more, as in a deadpan Hongqi Li equation boosted by a Teorema-like homme doux -