“Not only the most important movie made by Obayashi but also the most important Japanese movie of the last decade.”
“A compelling and emotional powerful exploration of the darkness of the human being and his sexuality.”
“A mesmerizing and touching approach to the radical difficulty to integrate the death of a loved-one in one’s subjectivity.”
For those who are looking for a well-crafted ride with thrills and twists, finished off with some subtle melodrama, this narrative fits the bill.
An unsettling and powerful account of the problematic aspects marking Japan’s legal system – a system enabling the third murder.”
“As life is evoked as fleeting, moments of happiness quickly passing by, why invest in war, as peace is so much more beautiful and rewarding. This, and nothing else, is the powerful moving message of Hanagatami.”
“Sion Sono’s poetry questions enjoyment and its function within contemporary Japanese society with ultra-violent precision. This is, in other words, Sion Sono at its finest.”