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Kimyô na sâkasu
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Shion Sono (written by)
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Release Date:
6 March 2007 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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compelling and beautiful nightmare See more (23 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Shion Sono 
 
Writing credits
Shion Sono (written by)

Produced by
Masayuki Fujita .... assistant producer
Kôji Hoshino .... producer
Mizue Kunizane .... planner
Toshiaki Nakazawa .... producer
Takahiro Ohno .... assistant producer
Toshihiro Satô .... producer
Toshiie Tomida .... producer
 
Original Music by
Shion Sono 
 
Cinematography by
Yûichirô Ohtsuka 
 
Film Editing by
Jun'ichi Itô 
 
Casting by
Mai Sugiyama 
 
Art Direction by
Yûto Ohba 
 
Makeup Department
Yoshihiro Nishimura .... special makeup effects and prosthetics
 
Production Management
Masanori Murase .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Shukei Amano .... first assistant director
Takao Kurokawa .... second assistant director
Kyûya Nakagawa .... fourth assistant director
Ryusuke Shinada .... third assistant director
 
Sound Department
Shin Fukuda .... sound recordist
 
Special Effects by
Yoshihiro Nishimura .... moldmaker
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Aiko Nakano .... still photographer
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Kimyô na sâkasu" - Japan (original title)
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108 min
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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 minorSee more »

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5 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
compelling and beautiful nightmare, 9 May 2011
Author: Gomer Pyle from Netherlands

When i saw Suicide Club for the first time i knew Sion Sono would come to be a director i would look out for, and with Strange Circus he delivers, that's not to say that you will automatically like this one if you loved suicide club, because this is is something different.

If suicide club was his pitch black pulpy look at Japanese culture, this is his nightmarish avant garde look on a dysfunctional family. This is art-house the way it should be, confrontational, engaging and intelligent.

This is at some points extremely unwatchable as it deals with themes such as incest, but the way it is portrayed is absolutely stylish but still jaw droppingly tense.

It reminded me of David Lynch and Alejandro Jorodowsky because of the dreamlike sequences and the constant pondering on what is real and what isn't.

This movie is shot beautifully, even Kubrick came to mind at some scenes. Without spoiling anything i can say that this movie is very open to interpretation and it works and many levels.

I would highly recommend this movie to anyone who likes deeply psychological drama, horror and art-house combined), but a warning, this is not for the faint of heart and i can really understand why people would condemn this film as perverted trash (such as people will condemn Lars Von Triers Antichrist), although i genuinely think that anyone with a love for cinema would grasp the deeper things this movie has to offer and will enjoy the beauty in this nightmarish vision.

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