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5.0 out of 5 stars Pushes the Wheelchair to the end of the precipice and then tips, 23 Dec. 2012
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This review is from: Strange Circus [DVD] [2005] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] (DVD)
The third film I have watched by this Director and this man is talented. The version I watched is 148 minutes and this is the one to get. I can see why it has been cut. There is enough sex in this film to fill pornhub, but if you are buying it for that you are going to be whacked around the gills in a psychological roller coaster ride which takes no prisoners.

Lynch, Jodorowsky, distended psychologies, a critique of the mental health system, this film rips apart an upper class dream and scythes into social pretension, game playing, violence, patriarchal rite de signeur with such brutal precision it will stay in the mind for months.

A film about elucidation, the R D Laing version; wishing yourself away into being another person because the one you exist within is too horrible to contemplate. The catalyst for the brutality is the father, and as I watched it struck many chords with the work of Anais Nin who went through a similar experience.

The film is important in many ways as it makes the links between sexual abuse and later mental health conditions including the desire to disfigure the self and take revenge.

It concentrates on child abuse and how a mother colludes then looks at the impact of the events on the main characters as adults. It has more twists and turns than an eel on a fishing line, as the story unravels. Multiple endings, beliefs and dreams wash through the film throughout. Filmed with an eye to Cabaret and David Bowie's Ashes to Ashes it also paints a palette of washed out Japan hiding itself away from emotional reality.

Absolutely raw, uncompromising, taking the full swing and whacking into the tissues of lies, families erect around their reality, the film is beautifully rendered.

However, this is not for the squeamish or anyone who has past memories which have not been dealt with, unless you want help in revisiting the site of the past. It is the most vivid film about sexual abuse and how it occurs that I have seen.
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