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Funky Forest: The First Contact (2005)

Naisu no mori: The First Contact (original title)
An outrageous collection of surreal, short attention span non-sequiturs largely revolving around Guitar Brother, his randy older sibling, and the pair's portly Caucasian brother.

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Katsuhito Ishii (screenplay), Hajime Ishimine (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Andrew Alfieri Andrew Alfieri ... (as Andoryuu Arufieri)
Hideaki Anno
Moyoco Anno Moyoco Anno
Tadanobu Asano
Maya Banno Maya Banno
Kazue Fukiishi Kazue Fukiishi
Chizuru Ikewaki Chizuru Ikewaki ... (as Chiduru Ikewaki)
Shihori Kanjiya
Ryo Kase ... Takefumi (as Ryô Kase)
Rinko Kikuchi
Shunichiro Miki Shunichiro Miki
Aoi Miura Aoi Miura
Kenji Mizuhashi Kenji Mizuhashi
Ryû Morioka Ryû Morioka
Yoshiyuki Morishita Yoshiyuki Morishita ... Mr. Morishita
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An outrageous collection of surreal, short attention span non-sequiturs largely revolving around Guitar Brother, his randy older sibling, and the pair's portly Caucasian brother.

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Japan

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Japanese | Mandarin | English

Release Date:

22 October 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Funky Forest: The First Contact See more »

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stop making sense
2 August 2006 | by ronanbrother3See all my reviews

This film kicks against the mind numbing normality of everyday existence by utilising an inspired surreal and open ended narrative. It is broken up into a series of 'skits', which it jumps in an out of, and plays like a frenetic daydream. As it alternates between humour, horror, romance, pathos, existentialism and stand up routine it brings to mind the work of auteurs David Cronenberg and Matthew Barney and the British comic greats the goodies, the mighty boosh and perhaps even little Britain all melded in a postmodern pastiche.

Exiting the cinema my brother and i heard a girl disputing the worth of the film to her friend stating 'but what is the point of it all'. Well, to paraphase talking heads, sometimes its nice to stop making sense.


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