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Frank M. Ahearn,
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Hiroko is soon to marry when disaster strikes. On the road to Mount Fuji a woman falls on the hood of her car. The woman is Kobayashi Fukuko, and she attempts suicide again and again. The two women become friends, but Hiroko will meet disaster once again. Written by
Pusan International Film Festival
KILLER VIRGIN ROAD was adapted from the black comic manga, and features an aggressively gag-filled plot. Hiroko IJuri Ueno) is due to be married within the day to the current man of her dreams, but he accidentally ends up stabbing a would-be boyfriend in the back. Later, in the forest, she meets a failed suicide (Yoshno Kimura), whose singular talent is that she's death- proof.
The film is sprinkled with comic production numbers, with colorful visuals and wacky editing, giving this the spirit of its manga roots. Ueno made her mark with musically diverse projects like Swing Girls and Nodame Cantabile, but this film's sentiments are appropriately poppy. Perhaps this lacks the directorial finesse as, say, Kamikaze Girls, but there's enough invention and humor to make this a diverting and unpredictable feature.
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