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5.0 out of 5 stars a Cronenbergian delight from a long missing Japanese master, 1 Jan 2013
This review is from: Kotoko [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
Director of Japanese filth and grunge, Tsukamoto, has been missing in action of late. Not really offering his fans much beyond the forgettable. He resolved that with his response to the Japanese tragedy in Kotoko. With a heart-stopping performance from Japanese musician Cocco, Tsukamoto stripped back all the layers to make a lo-fi drama about a woman coping with an increasingly aggressive mental state. Losing her child and meeting a potential lover in Tsukamoto, she tries to cope with life. She fails, naturally, Kotoko is a dark and dangerous horror/drama that reclaims stylized tropes to tell a genuinely disturbing tale. It uses loose camera movement to evoke emotional stress which reaches its peak with some great moments of psychical horror, the high point of which had be verbal express my shock. You'll know when you see it, believe me. If he keeps this up, comparisons with the classics of David Cronenberg will be coming thick and fast. As such this one calls comparisons to Dead Ringers and Spider.
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