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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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The house the film uses as a set is a real house. Director Sion Sono asked its owners for permission to shoot inside it. See more »

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Largo from Concert for Keyboard and Strings in F minor
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach
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Amazing, mind bending and great story
2 February 2014 | by (Mexico) – See all my reviews

I started to watch this because Netflix suggested it. I used to love to go to the movies and look for good Hollywood material but nowadays it's scarce. This movie (and the ones like it) are the reason why I still believe movies are art.

This is a piece that will make you struggle to find out what is actually happening. As other reviewers mentioned, it does have its piece of sex, incest and violence, but it is never the focus. The movie uses those resources to make you understand what the protagonist is going through.

It will linger in your mind for several days, and I think that is the greatest compliment a work can get.

It starts a little slow, but it gets better... all the way to the end when you actually think it is going too fast. Do yourself a favor and watch this with an open mind. It's like pure oxygen in the middle of Hollywood pollution.


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