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6.2
/10
9 Ratings

The Mole Song: Hong Kong Capriccio

Mogura no uta: Hong Kong kyôsô-kyoku

Directed by Takashi Miike
Japan, 2016
Action, Comedy

Synopsis

Uproariously funny and deliriously energetic, the latest by Japan’s cult master Miike Takashi is a gross-out action comedy in which we find a toilet plunger used as a weapon. Undercover agent Reiji finds himself under the neon lights of Hong Kong in his return to the big screen.

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The Mole Song: Hong Kong Capriccio Directed by Takashi Miike

Critics reviews

Where this leaves us is in a confusing place – and it’s worth saying that almost half of the audience walked out before the end of the film in this screening. Miike doesn’t like to stand squarely on either side of the problematic and deeply disturbing fence he has spent his career building. Instead, he likes to make everyone who is watching feel like they are the seedy yellow colour palette that his films are so often saturated by.
February 01, 2017
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The [sequel] boasts more visual overkill, more cartoon violence, and even less protection for protagonist Reiji’s pride-and-joy. Thanks to the storytelling technique and verbal wit of ace screenwriter (and sometime director) Kankuro Kudo (“Too Young to Die”), it’s also more emotionally engaging and skillfully paced, giving audiences a breather, at least in midsection, before the all-stops-out finale in Hong Kong.
December 14, 2016
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