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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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23 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
As strange as it gets, 18 January 2006
Author: pb104-1 from United States

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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