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Visitor Q (2001)

Bijitâ Q (original title)
A troubled and perverted family find their lives intruded by a mysterious stranger who seems to help find a balance in their disturbing natures.

Director:

Takashi Miike

Writer:

Itaru Era (as Era)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Ken'ichi Endô Ken'ichi Endô ... Kiyoshi Yamazaki / Father
Shungiku Uchida Shungiku Uchida ... Keiko Yamazaki / Mother
Kazushi Watanabe ... The visitor
Jun Mutô Jun Mutô ... Takuya Yamazaki / Son
Fujiko Fujiko ... Miki Yamazaki / Daughter
Shôko Nakahara Shôko Nakahara ... Asako Murata
Ikkô Suzuki Ikkô Suzuki ... Sasaoka (as Ikko Suzuki)
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Storyline

A father, who is a failed former television reporter tries to mount a documentary about violence and sex among youths. He proceeds to have sex with his daughter who is now a prostitute and films his son being humiliated and hit by classmates. "Q", a perfect stranger somehow gets involved and enter the bizzare family who's son beats his mom, who in turn is also a prostitute and a heroin addict... Written by Christian D <christian94@hotmail.com>

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The only thing stranger than this family is... Visitor Q. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong aberrant sexual and violent content, language and drug use | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

26 November 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Visitor Q+ See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

JPY 7,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Alphaville, CineRocket See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

(at around 52 mins) In the dinning room while the father, son, and the guest are having their dinner, the boom mic is totally visible and continues for a while. See more »

Quotes

Kiyoshi Yamazaki: [as the bullies throw fireworks at the house] They're here! Everyone, can you see this? Can you see this?
[taping with camera]
Kiyoshi Yamazaki: This is my home! My home! Did you see that? The big strong bullies are here!
[pans to Keiko]
Kiyoshi Yamazaki: This is my wife! She's a lovely little wife! Dinner was delicious! This is...
[pans to the Visitor]
Kiyoshi Yamazaki: ... I don't know who this is, we're not acquainted! Watch! It's amazing, truly amazing! What a scene! It's unbelievable!
[going back to the fireworks, panning to knife in floor]
Kiyoshi Yamazaki: My ...
[...]
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19 October 2003 | by VichusSmithSee all my reviews

I rented Visitor Q on DVD because I've seen Takashi Miike's name in the newspapers recently. I wanted to get a taste of what this guy was about before I saw any of his new movies. And you know what? When it comes to the criminally insane, Takashi Miike is KING!

Visitor Q is not something that i was ready for. At the very base, it is the story of a dysfunctional family trying to come together. But on the surface, I couldn't even begin to explain how INSANE this movie is.

I know I liked it because I was glued from beginning to end, and I was severely punished and rewarded at the same time.

This movie probably contains 5-10 fetishes in it, none of them which excite me in the least. However, I gathered that this movie was a huge metaphor for the need of a family to stick together and maintain closeness. Hopefully, you'll be able to hold back your vomit to discover this.

A definite 7/10


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