“Ishii’s latest succeeds in showing, in a powerful and touching manner, the possibility of intercultural friendship and romance.”
“A gripping and surprisingly moving exploration of how one sometimes needs to perform an act in the real in order to be able to reestablish one’s subject in an imaginary position and reaffirm the symbolic inter-subjective commitment one has made.”
“One of most original narratives about coming-into-being and that beautiful evil little thing called love to be released in recent years.”
“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.”
“A wonderful but slightly disturbing confrontation with violent enjoyment.”
a magnificent and unforgettable encounter not only with Yonosuke, but also with the importance of the encounter as such and the way by which true encounters affect the subject.
But even if the narrative is poetically inconsistent on a cinematographical level, there is still a lot to like about the lyricism of speech and the eloquence in which two lost souls are able to find each other as subject.