Bolgiastic film if you'll excuse the barbarism. We're elegantly spared the futile good-or-evil head or tails since everyone in here adheres so loyally (orgiastically!) to the wicked spectrum, that what's left for debate is a petty formality: which Bolgia of the eighth infernal circle each character carries the banner of. The decision's tough as everyone shows multiply versed talents – thieves, blackmailers, seducers.
deeply malevolent subversion of the prototypical family comedy film in which a series of zany complications jeopardizes the unit's stable and comfortable lifestyle. Kawashima's family is a set of thoroughly reprehensible grifters frittering away their ill-gotten spoils on gambling and creature comforts. they just happen to be related. ++ a noteworthy entry in a great obscure genre: the stuck-in-a-confined-space film