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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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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:
Liebestraume No. 3See more »

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32 out of 40 people found the following review useful.
Principal Pervert, 27 January 2007
Author: ElijahCSkuggs from Happy Land, who lives in a Gumdrop House on Lolly Pop Lane

I knew absolutely nothing going into this flick. I was recommended this movie by a friend who has some unique tastes in movies. I tend to enjoy everything he likes, so I decided to blind buy this and give it a shot. What followed was a movie that's bizarre, extreme, and kind of confusing.

Strange Circus starts out as a story about a quiet young girl named Mitsuko. One day she hears some strange noise coming from her parents room. Curiosity gets the better of her and she witnesses them having sex. Her Dad catches her in the act and from that moment this movie gets really crazy. I'd rather not tell you what follows, but it's definitely not for the average movie-goer. At some points Strange Circus gets pretty confusing, you are led to question who's who and what's happening. By the end of the movie many things have risen to the surface, but there are still aspects to ponder about. Which is rare these days, there aren't many movies when the credits are almost done rolling and you're still sitting there thinking about what just happened. Personally I appreciate when movies do this. It's not frustratingly challenging, but it definitely will keep you up a little longer.

Strange Circus was extremely well acted, well directed (same director as Suicide Club) and well told. It's also sick, perverted and down right screwy. If you're into extreme movies, Japanese movies, challenging movies, or just looking for something different, give this baby a shot. 8.5 outta 10

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