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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 »
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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A disturbing masterpiece that draws you in. See more (23 total) »


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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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Also Known As:
"Kimyô na sâkasu" - Japan (original title)
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108 min
Aspect Ratio:
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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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17 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
A disturbing masterpiece that draws you in., 18 September 2008
Author: songbee from United States

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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