Strange Circus (2005)

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Avg Rating: 4.3 / 5. Voted: 59

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AKA: Kimyô na sâkasu
Directed by: Sion Sono
Starring: Masumi Miyazaki (Sayuri), Rie Kuwana (12-year-old Mitsuko), Hiroshi Oguchi (Gozo), Mai Takahashi (teenage Mitsuko), Issei Ishida (Yuji)
Country: Japan; Effed Up Asian Cinema
Language: Japanese (Eng Subs); Effed Up Japanese Films
Runtime: 01:48:14
Genres: Surreal, Domestic Abuse, Teen-Childhood, Family, Old-Young Relationships, Mental Illness, Incest, Gruesome, Self-Harm, Scars, Captivity, Transsexual

Plot – Spoilers:
12-year-old Mitsuko has a vivid imagination and projects the shit she’s going through at home onto the very visual and lonely make-believe world she often slips into.

Dad is a sex fiend who sticks Mitsuko into a cello case and forces her to watch him fucking Mom. Mitsuko deals with this by believing she is turning into Mom, which makes what’s happening to her ok. Meanwhile, Mom is having her own version of make-believe fueled by jealousy and the sheer insanity of what’s going on at home.

Then the Japanese craziness that many of us love, takes over.

Can you be inside your own dream while being someone else?

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Badmoviejoe
Badmoviejoe
January 1, 2022 12:47 am

First 30 minutes and last 30 minutes were dope. Too bad the 9 hours in the middle sucked but are needed to understand the beginning and end.

deathstripper#8028
deathstripper#8028
January 1, 2022 1:28 am

probably one of my fav effed up movies!

tonyelmono
tonyelmono
January 1, 2022 5:41 am

It seems like the goal of the folks that made this movie is to loose people. In that they succeeded, which I am grateful for. Otherwise just a bunch of over the top imagery.

kvothe
kvothe
January 1, 2022 9:19 am

I really liked this one, had some strange twists and turns, but all in all I think it was a very good movie. The soundtrack was wonderful, and the imagery was a little aggressive but still well done in my opinion.

MoeSyzlack
MoeSyzlack
January 1, 2022 8:46 pm

Wow! That was pretty great. Very stylish, too.

bearzombi
bearzombi
January 2, 2022 9:59 am

every time I see this film it gets more and more amazing.thank you eum

Nash Montana
Nash Montana
January 3, 2022 3:59 am

So Japs have this whole trans thing going into. But it looks more I teresting.

Nash Montana
Nash Montana
Reply to  Nash Montana
January 3, 2022 5:03 am

Wow. Gonna have to rewrite this: So Japs have this whole trans thing going on too. But it looks more interesting.

ruby heart
ruby heart
Reply to  Nash Montana
January 21, 2022 11:29 am

kill yourself (:

Bread head
Bread head
Reply to  ruby heart
March 13, 2022 9:06 am

You don’t have to get offended just because you’re a trans jap

van
van
Reply to  ruby heart
May 8, 2022 10:47 pm

you will never be a woman

ruby heart
ruby heart
Reply to  van
May 10, 2022 1:52 am

you will never HAVE a woman, incel (:

key
key
January 3, 2022 4:15 am

Fucking genius movie. That’s why I love Sion Sono!

Ceafall
Ceafall
Reply to  key
January 31, 2022 12:33 am

I agree. This makes me want to see his other movies too!

? oh no ¿
? oh no ¿
January 3, 2022 10:15 pm

Hey admin !
The circus scenes and accordian music
push reality into malaise.
In honor of our Japanese friend Sion Sono
(wrote, directed and did the music)
I offer
bandcamp
Tokoyo No Kuni (Michael Mayer Remix)

ditto
ditto
January 4, 2022 10:12 pm

Hello admin my good friend .
The changing narrative voice from
1st person to 3rd person
spun my perception so bad
I felt my mind was aglow
with whirling, transient
nodes of thought
careening thru a cosmic
vapor of invention .

Tyler Something
Tyler Something
January 5, 2022 12:03 am

Quality. On par with Oldboy.

Ben Miller
Ben Miller
January 6, 2022 11:13 pm

That woman’s acting is exactly that of Alice from the Batwoman TV show on Amazon Prime. Same facial expressions, same manierisms, even the walk is similar …

Amr
Amr
January 7, 2022 9:33 am

Oh my god!!! Of all the effed up movies I’ve seen this is the freakiest on.

OJ not Simpson
OJ not Simpson
January 8, 2022 6:20 am

When you look at the Sion Sono’s picture in IMDB, easily can say that this is his movie. Unfortunately geniuses like him are dying breed and instead market is flooded with mediocare talentless crowd pleasing directors.

u_irritating
u_irritating
January 9, 2022 3:20 pm

Superior selection admin !
EUM viewers know that
they themselves
are the object of
self-conscious awareness .

Ben Miller
Ben Miller
January 11, 2022 11:32 pm

If you watch it to the end, you’ll realize it’s not only one of the best effed up movies, but easily one of the best movies. But if you don’t watch it to the end, you’ll end up thinking what a crap.

Edgar Salas Picado
Edgar Salas Picado
January 17, 2022 11:24 am

Exelente, muchas gracias

Ceafall
Ceafall
January 31, 2022 12:35 am

WTF. I absolutely love it! 10/10

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