“Ishii’s narrative meanders a bit too much, but it luckily never outstays its welcome.”
“A nihilistic and wild exploration of the self-destructive nature of a relentless search for a dose of pleasure.”
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“Is the critic merely a marketing tool? Why is there a divide between film-loving audiences and the critics? Has the critic a problem with integrity?”
“Even now, on the occasion of guiding the performances of actors, I occasionally show this movie as prime reference.”
“An exquisite and highly entertaining marriage between Bloodthirsty Butchers’ punk music and Gakuryu Ishii’s crude and highly mobile cinematography (…) [that] touchingly [touches] upon a very delicate matter: the necessity of a symbolic place.”