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Gozu (2003)
"Gokudô kyôfu dai-gekijô: Gozu" (original title)

 -  Crime | Drama | Horror  -  14 July 2004 (France)
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A yakuza enforcer is ordered to secretly drive his beloved colleague to be assassinated. But when the colleague unceremoniously disappears en route, the trip that follows is a twisted, surreal and horrifying experience.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Yûta Sone ...
Minami (as Hideki Sone)
Shô Aikawa ...
Ozaki
Kimika Yoshino ...
Female Ozaki
Shôhei Hino ...
Nose
Keiko Tomita ...
Innkeeper
Harumi Sone ...
Innkeeper's Brother
Renji Ishibashi ...
Boss
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ken'ichi Endô
Kanpei Hazama
Masaya Katô
Tamio Kawaji ...
(as Tamio Kawachi)
Susumu Kimura
Hiroyuki Nagato
Hitoshi Ozawa
Kazuyoshi Ozawa
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Storyline

Minami, a member of the Azamawari crew, highly respects his Aniki (brother) Ozaki who has saved his life in the past. However, lately Ozaki's eccentricities (like claiming that a Chihuahua hs sees is a 'Yakuza attack dog') have been making everyone wonder about his sanity. Chairman Azamawari is unsympathetic to Ozaki's little outbursts and secretly orders Minami to take Ozaki to a disposal facility in the city of Nagoya. There, the fate of these two follows a twisted path filled with violence, mother's milk, strange locals, and ultimately the disappearance of Ozaki's corpse which Minami now desperately tries to recover. Written by Anonymous

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

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$5,030 (USA) (30 July 2004)

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$54,419 (USA) (1 October 2004)
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Shot on a low budget, Gozu was originally planned for release on DVD but its positive reception at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2003 secured a theatrical release overseas. See more »

Quotes

Innkeeper: Ooh...
[Minami hides his privates between his legs]
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a fascinating nightmare
17 June 2006 | by (Graz, Austria) – See all my reviews

Gozu is my third miike movie and i have to say that i am again quite astonished. Sure, he didn't wrote the script but the staging of this movie is marvelous (camera angles/lightning/cut etc...). I've never seen a movie with so many scenes which are funny, grotesque and scary at the very same time. This is so fascinating! One moment you could really burst out laughing and then immediately freeze because of the instant turn of events;..and vice-versa. This is also based on the excellent performance of the cast and the very creepy but ingenious sound-design/soundtrack.

Well, it is unavoidable that some might think of gozu as a repugnant and f***ed up movie. But for all those, who would want to take an unique and psychedelic ride: i really recommend to check this one out.


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