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Soft images and hard experience
Kosmopol from Germany
29 November 2004
This film is one of those piece of art, which leaves in consciousness
for the whole life. In a strange alienated world there are a hidden
"Hotel Venus", harbouring some strange human beings. They are alone,
but want to break a distance to each other.
The movie was filmed in Vladivostok, but this is NOT a film about
Vladivostok. This is an existential parable. It has soft images, but it
affects the subconsciousness with strong emotional power.
The soundtrack is also great, but it has some suspicious similarities
with Boris Grebenshchekov (Russian music band "Akvarium"). I hope, this
is not a plagiarism, but a variation of his theme.
And, of course, Kusanagi-san is really great. I think, this is one of
the best Japanese movies of this year.
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