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THE CRAZY FAMILY

Japan, 1984 (MIFF 1985)

Director: Ishii Sogo

An absurdist comedy from the new wave of Japanese cinema by a young director, Sogo Ishii, who has acquired a national reputation in his own country for rock 'n roll and motorcycle movies. Here, he tells the somewhat bizarre story of a man who has worked all his life saving every penny to achieve his greatest ambition - owning his own house. Like many dreams, reality is not quite what was imagined.

See also...

DEAD END RUN

Japan, 2004
Dead End RunJapanAfter a blistering retrospective in 2001, Japanese iconoclast Ishii Sogo is back on the big screen delivering another hyperkinetic blast of sonic intensity and visual dynamism. For t… More »

The Master of Shiatsu

Japan, 1989
An elderly shiatsu master gives a young woman a massage. A massage so effective it seems to take over the city. ... A new short film from the director of The Crazy Family (MFF '85). ... More »

LABYRINTH OF DREAMS

Japan, 1996
Sogo Ishii's Labyrinth Of Dreams is radically removed from Angel Dust, his last film seen in Australia (MIFF 1995). However their polar differ­ences indicate the breadth and scope of Ishii's crea… More »

ELECTRIC DRAGON 80,000 VOLTS

Japan, 2000
Playing by a high-voltage power pylon as a child, Dragon Eye Morrison receives a massive electric shock. Rather than terminate his young life, the charge ignites a long dormant, prehistoric predispos… More »

GOJOE

Japan, 2000
In this spectacular adventure, Ishii Sogo has married the kinetic energy of Akira Kurosawa's great samurai pictures with a uniquely deranged brand of Buddhist spirituality. Gojoe liberally employs th… More »

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