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Strange Circus (2005)
"Kimyô na sâkasu" (original title)

 -  Drama | Horror | Mystery  -  6 March 2007 (USA)
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The erotic novelist Taeko is writing a morbid story of a family destroyed by incest, murder and abuse. Her assistant, Yuji, sets on a mission to uncover the reality of this story, but the reality might be too much to bear.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Masumi Miyazaki ...
Mitsuko / Sayuri / Taeko
Issei Ishida ...
Yûji
Rie Kuwana ...
Young Mitsuko
Mai Takahashi ...
Young Mitsuko
Fujiko
Madamu Rejînu
Mame Yamada
Pyûpiru
Erika Mine
Keiko Yokomachi
Tsutomu Ihara
Emiko Yamada
Rinco
Sachiko Yamagishi
Ken Sasaki
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In Tokyo, the twelve year-old girl Mitsuko accidentally sees her parents having sex in their bedroom and her dysfunctional and pervert father Ozawa Gozo, who is the principal of her school, forces her to see her mother Sayuri having intercourse with him hidden inside a cello case. Then Osawa rapes Mitsuko and forces her mother to see the incestuous intercourse with their daughter. Osawa lives with Mitsuko and Sayuri and has sex with them, and Sayuri is jealous of her own daughter. The dysfunctional family is affected first by a murder and then by an attempt of suicide. But the bizarre story is actually a novel written by the disabled writer Taeko that uses a wheelchair to move. When her publisher visits her with his new hire Yuji, he gets close to her and helps Taeko to find the truth about her past. But in the end, which one is the dream? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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This film marks the comeback of actress Miyazaki Masumi after a decade off the screen. See more »

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Largo from Concert for Keyboard and Strings in F minor
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A disturbing masterpiece that draws you in.
18 September 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the first of its kind (I'm sure there are more like this movie out there) that I've seen, so I don't consider my vote fair.

During the movie, I had mixed feelings of: this is disgusting, this is a masterpiece, this is amazing, this is horrendous.

Right after watching the movie, I definitely thought, "What did I just spend my 2 hours watching?"

However, I believe this is an amazing film. Even though it's disturbing, the story is great, the film is excellently shot - the film IS motivated to tell that story, however weird it may be.

I recommend this movie, especially if you're looking for something new, something to think about; if you're studying film or if you're just bored. :)

My last comment is: I thoroughly enjoyed this movie, and I recommend it to others.


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