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Visitor Q (2001)
"Bijitâ Q" (original title)

R  |  Video  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Horror  |  26 November 2002 (USA)
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A troubled and perverted family find their lives intruded by a mysterious stranger who seems to help find a balance in their disturbing natures.

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Cast

Cast overview:
Ken'ichi Endô ...
Kiyoshi Yamazaki / Father
Shungiku Uchida ...
Keiko Yamazaki / Mother
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The visitor
Jun Mutô ...
Takuya Yamazaki / Son
Fujiko ...
Miki Yamazaki / Daughter
Shôko Nakahara ...
Asako Murata
Ikko Suzuki ...
Sasaoka
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A father, who is a failed former television reporter tries to mount a documentary about violence and sex among youths. He proceeds to have sex with his daughter who is now a prostitute and films his son being humiliated and hit by classmates. "Q", a perfect stranger somehow gets involved and enter the bizzare family who's son beats his mom, who in turn is also a prostitute and a heroin addict... Written by Christian D <christian94@hotmail.com>

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Takashi Miike's most insane film yet! See more »


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Rated R for strong aberrant sexual and violent content, language and drug use | See all certifications »

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26 November 2002 (USA)  »

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JPY 7,000,000 (estimated)
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(at around 13 mins) When the visitor first knocks out the father, you can see the camera in the window as he looks through it in the direction of the camera. See more »

Quotes

Kiyoshi Yamazaki: [as the bullies throw fireworks at the house] They're here! Everyone, can you see this? Can you see this?
[taping with camera]
Kiyoshi Yamazaki: This is my home! My home! Did you see that? The big strong bullies are here!
[pans to Keiko]
Kiyoshi Yamazaki: This is my wife! She's a lovely little wife! Dinner was delicious! This is...
[pans to the Visitor]
Kiyoshi Yamazaki: ... I don't know who this is, we're not acquainted! Watch! It's amazing, truly amazing! What a scene! It's unbelievable!
[going back to the fireworks, panning to knife in floor]
Kiyoshi Yamazaki: My ...
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A vile masterwork
21 February 2004 | by (Saint Paul, MN) – See all my reviews

Visitor Q is hard to deal with, but I think I'd call this a masterpiece. This is an update of Pier Paolo Pasolini's Teorema. It's often compared to Pasolini's Salò because of its shocking content, but, plot-wise, it's virtually a remake of the 1968 film, brilliantly updated and moved to modern Japan. Teorema is not Pasolini's best film, but I do consider it a great one. It is a very simple allegory. Miike expands the concept even further. A family is falling apart, and a stranger whom nobody seems to know moves into their home and starts knocking some sense into them (sometimes literally). There are some truly disturbing things in Visitor Q that few people of sound mind and body will want to sit through. Fortunately, I am not of sound mind or body. If you can take it, the film can be extremely funny, as well. And I think it actually captures something truthful not only about the decay of Japanese culture, but also the rest of the world. It just does this in the most extreme way possible. Most will probably judge that it goes too far. I thought it was amazing.


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