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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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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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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

Gratitude
Written by Björk and Matthew Barney
Vocal by Will Oldham
Harp played by Zeena Parkins
Celeste played by Jónas Sen
Keyboard played by Nico Muhly
Arranging & editing by Björk
Programming by Björk and Valgeir Sigurðsson
Produced by Björk
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abuse of the audience
15 August 2006 | by mountain_lightsSee all my reviews

I watched this movie as a preview of a Matthew Barney art exhibit. It certainly prepared me. I almost skipped the exhibit and, in retrospect, probably should have.

Aside from the score being great (Bjork) and the photography rich and colorful, the content was mostly tedious and predictable. Gee, I really needed to see someone wearing pearls to figure out what the pearl-divers were up to. The film was mostly a silly mixture of Japanese cultural references and industrial shots of modern whaling technology being used in a mock-hunt/harvest. The film "peaks" with enough gratuitous shock-art to turn your stomach.

What was the point of the movie? While others might argue that it is an anti-whaling piece, one could equally argue that it somehow also justifies whaling. Personally I think it was Barney's attempt at "flashing" the audience with his anal, fecal, self-mutilation, and cannibalistic fetishes.

Bottom line: unless you really get off on Barney's sense of art, don't bother seeing this movie. The message is obscure, the pace slow, and the cultural references pretentious. If you're after shock-art, you'll do better at one of the many "Undead" movies or hunting down an old copy of Hustler and taking in a fecal-cartoon.


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