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Emotion (1966)

Émotion (original title)
| Fantasy, Short
Experimental short film depicting the life, perhaps real, perhaps a dream, of a young girl named Emi. Emi travels to the city where she encounters her counterpart, Sari, and falls in love with...a vampire?

Director:

Nobuhiko Ôbayashi
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Credited cast:
Sari Akasaka Sari Akasaka ... Sari
Kyôko Hanyû Kyôko Hanyû ... Narrator
Sakio Hirata Sakio Hirata
Jinichi Isizaki Jinichi Isizaki
Jusin Kitamura Jusin Kitamura
Keiko Machida Keiko Machida
Misuzu Mori Misuzu Mori
Yoshiyuki Oka Yoshiyuki Oka
Donald Richie Donald Richie ... Eigo no narêtâ
Harumi So Harumi So
Emi Tabata Emi Tabata ... Emi
Tamiko Tachikawa Tamiko Tachikawa
Ichiro Takahasi Ichiro Takahasi
Chigumi Ôbayashi Chigumi Ôbayashi ... Urawakai Emi
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Experimental short film depicting the life, perhaps real, perhaps a dream, of a young girl named Emi. Emi travels to the city where she encounters her counterpart, Sari, and falls in love with...a vampire?

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Fantasy | Short

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Also Known As:

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Mono

Color:

Color
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farewell Dracula, farewell youth...
2 July 2018 | by framptonhollisSee all my reviews

Here we have a classic example of charming avant garde madness from none other than Japan, a country that's the home of many extremely unique and flat out bizarre films, and this is no doubt near the top of the most unique and bizarre films I have yet to see. It isn't perfect, and by the end it has descended into such chaotic experimentation that it just becomes a collage of near nonsense, but it is lots of fun and remains consistently off-the-walls and entertainingly playful as to keep itself far from being a waste of time in the least. It's funny, scary, and, of course, highly surreal, really worth seeking out for anyone who considers themselves a big fan of "weird movies."

Although I'm making the film kinda sound like nothing much more than amusing madness, there is plenty of artistic merit at play here. The cinematography is oddly eye popping, the visuals invigorating and simultaneously beautiful and disturbing at times, it's a dreamlike quest of love, taking the atmospheres of a fairy tale, horror film, and abstract work of modern art and smashing them together in a vampire-based short film fantasy that could only come from a wildly creative mind made of pure imagination. And it turns out that mind is the same mind behind the film 'Hausu', which has been on my watchlist for years and I feel I am now ready to finally get to watching...tomorrow...


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