"You should start making films again. At least while I am alive." says the chef in the restaurant to the old director no longer making movies. Lots of wonderful details in this movie like the woman casting dancing shadows on the wall as she walks down the street and a brief refrain of classical music plays. The blood on the tatami mats was also amazing.
I don't care about the Oscars. I don't watch those movies. I'd rather watch the Independent Spirit Awards. That's where a movie like this might show up. Unpredictable, charming, lots of interesting characters. Being a film nerd, it had plenty of references for me to enjoy.
I have only a minute, but the thing I absolutely Loved about this film was the love of film represented by the nearly encyclopedic information about many films I have seen, in fact, I did hear of one I was not appear of, this tells me it was great, even with the bad comments
When you make a movie about a movie you can get away with a few things: rampant romance tropes, cliché subplots, blatant self-reference, and maybe even murder. "Who's Camus Anyway?" stands on the titular author's philosophical novel "The Stranger," in which a man murders without apparent reason. Was the act sane? Insane? Was it right? Wrong? ->
As usual, the Japanese filmmakers did not disappoint in delivering a crazy, weird, but visually pleasing and well-thought out drama. Though probably due to cultural differences, some subplots felt unnatural in a substitution point of view (prof's affairs and the confession). Blending of fiction and reality at the end is very interesting, albeit leaving one a bit unsatisfied. now my IMDb watchlist just got +5 entries