August 21, 2012

Himizu (2011)

Directed by: Shion Sono
Country: Japan

Plot: Two teenagers living in post-tsunami Japan embark on a campaign of violence against evil wrong doers.
Review: “Himizu”, unsurprisingly, is another crazy and chaotic movie directed by Shion Sono. Being a master in the art of shocking, Sono dares to mix so distinguished subjects such as Fukushima’s tsunami, parental abuse, Japanese mafia and miserable suicidal characters. Although provocative enough, it suffers from the usual use and abuse of repetitive beatings and violence that leaves you out of breath. Nevertheless, the open and hopeful finale was able to raise our expectations, showing how important is not to give up quest for self-identity.
Relevant awards: Best acting (Venice); critic's prize (Deauville).

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