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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 
 
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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
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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:
Aus der Tiefe Rufeich (Chorale Prelude) BWV 745See more »

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22 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
..., 20 November 2006
Author: dead-valley from United States

Being as there is only 1 current review (as of November 2006), and a bad one at that, I feel compelled to write something. If you like to have a director mess with you, don't pass this one up. I'm not sure that this tops 2002's Suicide Circle (or Suicide Club) from Sono, but it's up there. I won't go into the plot here, but if you're into psychological thrillers or even more specifically the recent Asian stuff with those lovable twists like Takashi Miike's Audition or Chanwook Park's Oldboy (which I thought was overrated, though still good), this here's for you. Definitely not for those who would be offended by an underage actress involved in explicit scenes. What else? The cinematography in the first half is good too, as there are some nice shots during the horrific atmosphere of the story of Michuko. The 2nd half is all about the *unfolding* so to speak. I definitely need to watch it again.

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