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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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I can safely say that it could not even be shown legally in the UK 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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Also Known As:
"Kimyô na sâkasu" - Japan (original title)
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108 min
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This film marks the comeback of actress Miyazaki Masumi after a decade off the screen.See more »
Soundtrack:
Namae no nai koinuSee more »

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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
I can safely say that it could not even be shown legally in the UK, 22 August 2007
Author: christopher-underwood from Greenwich - London

This is a very fine and brave film but so extreme and at times confusing that it lost me at times. I see the film has won awards in Montreal and Berlin but I can safely say that it could not even be shown legally in the UK. Even apart from the extended sequences of implied and actual child sex abuse the degree of violence, especially when shown in a sexual context would have the jolly BBFC boys in somewhat of a lather. With all the effort put in by the director and leading actress, Masumi Miyazaki, who is sensational in her roles, it is a shame that the resulting film is not more coherent. Possibly it is because the material is so extreme that I tended to distance myself a little and thereby lose the plot a little, but only a second viewing will settle that one and I'm not up to that right now!

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