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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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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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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
Toshihiro Satô .... producer
Toshiie Tomida .... producer
Takahiro Ôno .... assistant producer
 
Original Music by
Shion Sono 
 
Cinematography by
Yûichirô Ôtsuka 
 
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 »
Soundtrack:
Clair de LuneSee more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Amazing, mind bending and great story, 2 February 2014
Author: Alex De Leon from Mexico

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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