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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
Ryô Kase ... Takefumi
Rinko Kikuchi
Shunichiro Miki Shunichiro Miki
Aoi Miura Aoi Miura
Kenji Mizuhashi Kenji Mizuhashi
Ryû Morioka Ryû Morioka
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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Really strange, really weird, really pleasant something
8 November 2006 | by ChungMoSee all my reviews

Nothing can prepare you even if you get a description. Very bizarre set pieces with little or no connection that was apparent to this viewer. The segments sometimes have weird grotesque imagery and sometimes are extremely commonplace. The stories follow no conventional narrative form and end in unexpected ways.

While the film doesn't have the drive of an equally strange film, "Survive Style +5", it does have a pleasant tone despite the repeated scenes with fleshy deformities, men with cow-like nipples, giant orifices and excrement like excretions. A lot of people will be turned off but the film holds a number of unexpected delights. I, for one, was delighted to hear Asano sing the Captain Harlock theme song.

Overlong, perhaps better seen in pieces, but a good film.


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Japan

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Japanese | Mandarin | English

Release Date:

22 October 2005 (USA) See more »

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