Films By Masao Adachi

A provocative re-interpretation of Kafka from one of Japan's most forceful and controversial filmmakers. ... In an unremarkable outdoor shopping mall, an unnamed, silent man sits down and commences a hunger strike. Quickly catalysing into an object of fascination and revulsion to the local community, the man becomes a locus for those who want to claim his actions for their own ends. From ultranati... Read more
This film from Masao Adachi (who also co-directed Red Army/PFLP) is a radical, subversive and visually arresting parable of self-discovery. Commencing with an extended group copulation scene in which the film's young sexual veteran admits to feeling nothing, its purposefully distancing avant-garde style details the central character's search for the real reason behind her desensitisation. ... --- ... Read more
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