“One of the Tsukamoto’s most accomplished narratives.”
“Nagahisa has earned himself the honour to be considered as one of the most promising directors of Japan today.”
“(The narrative) fully realizes what Roman Porno stands for, offering an erotically enticing investigation of inter-subjectivity and the role of sexuality within one’s subjectivity.”
(A narrative that movingly) reveals the productive as well as the destructive effects a certain fantasmatic solution to the enigma of female desire can have.
“Highly recommended for those fans of Japan’s Nouvelle Vague movement.”
“This more cerebral comedy should, in fact, be on every Japanese cinema lover’s to-see list.”
An unsettling and powerful account of the problematic aspects marking Japan’s legal system – a system enabling the third murder.”
“His most pure celebration of the very positive function cats can have in a subject’s life.”
“The pulsating revelation that every subject hides a destructive drive and violent desire is the true scandal of the narrative.”
A powerful plea for more support for female directorial talent and for more Japanese narratives that explore female subjectivity, question the nature of the sexual relationship, and investigate the effects society has on women and their subjectivity.