A surreal period film following an university professor and his eerie nomad friend as they go through loose romantic triangles and face death in peculiar ways.

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A surreal period film following an university professor and his eerie nomad friend as they go through loose romantic triangles and face death in peculiar ways.

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Completely different film from Suzuki, and fantastic.
4 October 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

For those who dig Suzuki's Yakuza movies will be shocked at this ethereal, haunting, and brilliant art movie. It's one of the most atmospheric movies I've ever seen. It is technically a horror movie, very reminiscent of Kwaidan and the later J-horror films of Kiyoshi Kurosawa. Suzuki was unemployable in the Japanese film history until this picture came along, and it reinvented him as a horror filmmaker. It did really well at the Japanese box office, and Suzuki was re-established as a filmmaker.

The only warning about this movie is that it is one of the slowest movies ever made. I've sat through Tarkovsky, Tarr, Antonioni, you name it, and this is slower than most of their movies. But it's a work of genius.


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