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Writers:
Katsuhito Ishii (screenplay)
Hajime Ishimine (screenplay)
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Plot:
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. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

 

Directed by
Katsuhito Ishii 
Hajime Ishimine 
Shunichiro Miki 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Katsuhito Ishii  screenplay
Hajime Ishimine  screenplay
Shunichiro Miki  screenplay

Produced by
Norihisa Harada .... producer
Kensuke Shiga .... assistant producer
 
Cinematography by
Hiroshi Machida 
Kosuke Matsushima 
 
Production Design by
Shinji Inoue 
 
Set Decoration by
Asako Ohta 
 
Makeup Department
Yachiyo Owatari .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kensuke Shiga .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Koichi Mori .... sound
Tsuyoshi Sakado .... sound
 
Animation Department
Takeshi Koike .... animator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Shiori Tomita .... wardrobe
Ikuko Utsunomiya .... wardrobe
 
Music Department
Toru Midorikawa .... music producer
 
Transportation Department
Groove .... driver
 
Other crew
Kaoruko Igarashi .... choreographer (as Kaoruko)
Ryô Kagawa .... choreographer
Kazuki Kobayashi .... choreographer
Kazutaka Sugitani .... choreographer
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Naisu no mori: The First Contact" - Japan (original title)
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Runtime:
Argentina:150 min (Mar del Plata Film Festival)
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13 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
It's true - this movie is insane, 18 February 2007
Author: Tatiana Polyaska from United States

Funky Forest: The First Contact is a movie that defies description. It is so uncategorizable, so jaw-droppingly strange, so unlike anything you've ever seen before that you can't help but either laugh and/or shake your head in disbelief for most of its 2 and a half hour running time. The movie has no plot. Instead there are a series of loosely interconnected scenes involving various characters who say and do the strangest things. I was particularly fond of the three female co-workers who visit a spa and take turns telling each other hilariously inane stories. On top of that there is uber-hottie Tadanobu Asano, bursts of animation, unexpected song and dance numbers and some truly disturbing sci-fi elements. For the sheer weirdness factor alone, this is essential viewing.

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