Members of a cult, modeled on Aum Shinrikyo, sabotage a city's water supply, then commit mass suicide near the shores of a lake. Family members of the perpetrators meet at the lake to observe the anniversary of their loved ones' deaths.
Settle into your chair and be transported to a place both familiar and alien; where a giant shop-girl can barely fit in her store, there's a weird green pod in every bedroom, and terrifying... See full summary »
Kitamichi is a 19-year-old labor worker. He develops feelings for Yasuko who works in a used used bookstore, but he has never had a girlfriend. He also befriends Kusakabe, but jealousy soon threatens their friendship.
A very disappointing movie, I absolutely did not connect with the protagonist or any other characters in the film. In fact, there seemed to be minimal contact between the two main characters, and Tsutsumi Shininchi's character provided almost no purpose. Maiko, while seeming to fit the beautiful girl from Tokyo very well, practically read the script and acted very poorly.
Another thing that bothered me was how the blind masseuses were portrayed as such creepy, almost inhuman creatures. It was quite disturbing to watch, and I didn't find it to be cool or funny.
Cinematography, especially of rivers, were very beautiful, but the overall story, acting, and direction were very poor.
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