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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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Carnival of the Animals - The Swan
Written by Camille Saint-Saëns
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No you're not a pervert, ...
26 April 2007 | by See all my reviews

... if you like this movie. Neither is the director ... at least I don't think he is. If you watch this movie you might ask yourself these questions, because this is not your usual fair, it is extreme and out there.

I don't even know what to make of it. But I do know, that even though I was disgusted at times, I also was amazed by this movie. Which says much about the craft of the director on work here, who will take you on an emotional journey.

This journey will not be an easy one and you probably won't enjoy it (in fact, you are supposed not to enjoy it). And although you know you watch bad things (even with children involved in them, but never explicitly shown), you get the feeling that this movie is great. Not for the faint of heart then, but definitely for people who are open to challenges!


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