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Drawing Restraint 9 (2005)

Not Rated | | Fantasy | 29 March 2006 (USA)
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The film concerns the theme of self-imposed limitation and continues Matthew Barney's interest in religious rite, this time focusing on Shinto.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Shigeru Akahori Shigeru Akahori ... Barber
Naomi Araki Naomi Araki ... Ama
Matthew Barney ... Occidental Guest
Björk ... Occidental Guest
Hisashi Fujita Hisashi Fujita ... Flensing Deck Crew
Shunsuke Fujita Shunsuke Fujita ... Ambergris Procession
Yuta Fukunaga Yuta Fukunaga ... Ambergris Procession
Genishi Hakozaki Genishi Hakozaki ... Ama
Yuya Hama Yuya Hama ... Flensing Deck Crew
Akimi Hamada Akimi Hamada ... Bathhouse Attendant
Yoshio Harada ... Flensing Deck Crew
Yokio Hyakuda Yokio Hyakuda ... Flensing Deck Crew
Akiyo Ikeda Akiyo Ikeda ... Flensing Deck Crew
Tomo Isino Tomo Isino ... Rendering Tank Attendant
Sachiyo Ito Sachiyo Ito ... Dressing Room Attendant
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The film concerns the theme of self-imposed limitation and continues Matthew Barney's interest in religious rite, this time focusing on Shinto.

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Fantasy

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USA | Japan

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English | Japanese | Icelandic

Release Date:

29 March 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

DR9 - Drawing Restraint 9 See more »

Filming Locations:

Nagasaki, Japan See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,200, 29 March 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$225,041, 18 June 2006
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Restraint LLC See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Soundtracks

Antarctic Return
Written by Björk
Sho played by Mayumi Miyata
Produced by Björk
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yikes!
2 April 2006 | by martinmaguireSee all my reviews

Don't get the impression from other reviewers that this film stinks cos it's ambivalent about the Japanese whaling industry (which, morally, is no worse than the US meat trade or the Scottish haggis cull), it stinks cos it's pretentious tosh, the sort of up-its-own-behind guff that gets modern art a bad name. That said, there are some stunning images, but there are stunning images in the average bus ride if you use your imagination, so that's no reason to go and see this nonsense. What happens in the film happens very slowly and often accompanied by a soundtrack that sounds like a cat being gutted, and then, just when you thinks it's finished, it starts again. I saw it it in a porn cinema in Rome which had been hired for the weekend to show Barney's film works, which is an admirable and clever way to reclaim what had once been a local fleapit from the dirty-old-men-in-macs brigade, but if the trendy young things and the slightly older beard-stroking Bjork fans were to be honest, everyone might have had a lot more fun if they'd just shown one of the pornoes!


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