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

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JPY 7,000,000 (estimated)
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(at around 59 mins) You can see the shadow of the boom on the ground when they are taking the dead body to the little shed in the back of the house. See more »

Quotes

Kiyoshi Yamazaki: This isn't a mystery of life! It's a shit!
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The key is in the movie itself
16 May 2005 | by (London) – See all my reviews

Amazing movie playing around with the idea of reality TV, voyeurism and even the nature of reality itself.

Among all the scenes -- of which there are many many memorable ones -- I thought the one which has the key to the movie is when the father is frantically taping the attack on his house and speaking at the same time and among a frenzy of "reporter-talk" he says,

"What are we supposed to feel?"

The key to the movie is, you are never allowed to know what you are supposed to feel. These days, in movies and TV, we are frequently "told" what to feel. Takashi Miike takes this and pulls the carpet from under all of us. he builds his film around the phenomenon of TV/media, emotion-building, exposing, exploiting... Yet keeps this tension through the movie and does not allow us for a moment to settle in our armchairs, does not for one moment let us get into that comfy zone of being told what to feel.

And hence watching this movie becomes this eerie, stressful process as noted by everyone else. Am i disgusted, indignant, amused, sympathetic, angry, confused? You are never told. You have to go through it on your own. And that is the point.


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