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Funky Forest: The First Contact (2005)
"Naisu no mori: The First Contact" (original title)

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An outrageous collection of surreal, short attention span non-sequiturs largely revolving around Guitar Brother, his randy older sibling, and the pair's portly Caucasian brother.

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Andrew Alfieri ...
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Hideaki Anno
Moyoco Anno
Maya Banno
Kazue Fukiishi
Chizuru Ikewaki ...
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Shihori Kanjiya
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Takefumi
Aoi Miura
Kenji Mizuhashi
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Yoshiyuki Morishita ...
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An outrageous collection of surreal, short attention span non-sequiturs largely revolving around Guitar Brother, his randy older sibling, and the pair's portly Caucasian brother.

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As strange as it gets
18 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

How to describe this film? It's a group of related inter-cut stories by three talented Japanese directors, but that's not really it...It's a surrealist fantasy of a bizarre reality with grotesque body parts, freaky sex and...no, wait, it's a David Cronenberg comedy where a fellow with enormous nipples pulls bloodsucking creatures out of his pants at a high school after school club. One of the most peculiar films I've ever seen, it defies categories. There are two parts, Side A and Side B, with a three minute on-screen intermission. There are wisecracking TV hosts babbling in fractured languages. And there are icky creatures that alternately make you laugh and make you sick. It's definitely not for everyone, but fans of extreme comedy and very alternative cinema will be thrilled and delighted. I thought it was awesome. 8.5/10


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