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Grotesque (2009)

Gurotesuku (original title)
Not Rated | | Horror, Thriller | 17 May 2009 (Brazil)
A doctor kidnaps a young couple and forces them into a game of torment that slowly extinguishes their hopes for survival.

Director:

Kôji Shiraishi

Writer:

Kôji Shiraishi (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Kotoha Hiroyama Kotoha Hiroyama ... Aki
Hiroaki Kawatsure Hiroaki Kawatsure ... Kazuo
Shigeo Ôsako Shigeo Ôsako ... The Doctor
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An unnamed doctor has always had everything he's ever wanted, but that has only made him develop more extreme and depraved needs. He kidnaps a young couple in the prime of their life together and forces them into a game of torment that slowly extinguishes their hopes for survival. Written by Anonymous

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Horror | Thriller

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Trivia

Banned in Norway. See more »

Quotes

Aki: I've seen your mother before. She's a prostitute in Okubo. A fat whore with caked-on makeup, right? A germ-infested swine. It's definitely her. You look just like her. That thing is the same, too.
The Doctor: "That thing"?... What thing?
Aki: So you're not aware of it?
The Doctor: I'm asking you.
Aki: So you really don't know. I pity you. You've never had many friends, have you? Am I right? Especially girls. They make faces and won't come near you. Only whores, like your mother, or gold-diggers would have sex with you. You've never...
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Connections

Referenced in Reel (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Aeka
Music by Masato Tejima
Lyrics by Masato Tejima and Kazuo Satô
Performed by SS
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Ho Hum
21 August 2009 | by paul_kevernSee all my reviews

Well, having heard mention of the BBFC banning on Twitter, old school curiosity got the better of me. That compounded by being told I'm not allow to, made me watch it.

I have to say I'm surprised they even bothered going to the expense and effort of submitting it to the BBFC. I can't see them ever passing it really. Its competently made, and fairly well filmed considering (compared to the Guinea Pig films at least) but really has no emotional content or story. Pretty much just the couple and the torturer, and about 3 locations. Admittedly I saw it with no subtitles but there was obviously not much going on story wise, just abuse and torture in a fairly unpleasant way. As usual for these types of movies, fairly boring and pointless, interspersed with endurance pushing scenes of torture. The only bit of amusing fun gore was the absurd scenes at the end. On the whole not really recommended.

Maybe I'm getting old, but I really can't work out anymore what or who this type of film is made for.


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

17 May 2009 (Brazil) See more »

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| (censored)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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