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Alamo Guide: Apr-May 2005

Alamo Guide: Apr-May 2005

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Sith
 
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as
Man,
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thatyou
miglt*think
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movie sounds
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Kiyoshi
is a
failed
TV
show
reporter
deteminedto do a
docummtary about
sex
and
yiolence
mong
the
youth.He
isso focused on
his projectthat he exploits
his
family's problems
to
create materia,l
{or
his
documentary
--
including a
gm
opening
scene
that
routinely hm audimce
members
minglor
thedoor.But
aswitlr
every
Miike
filn,
no
mafter
howhans$essive, \IISIIOR
Q
hasa
validityand
m
allue
thai push
it
far
beyondsimple
shock
value
and
into
the realrn
of
ut.
Because
these
characte$
are more
or
less normal people
at
heart,
it's
notsurprising
to
learnthat what they really
striveforis
harmony
and
mi$.It
just
takes
a
big blowon
the head, Literally,
for
themto realize it. That
blow
is dealt
by
m
enigmatic
yomg
guest,the
visitor
of thetide,
who
afterbeating dad on the
head
with
a
rockon
two
occasioru, shacks
upwith
the
fmily
md
shows
each
of them
intheir
om
miquely
twisted
way
what
it
is.they
huly
need
or
want
(like
a
Japanese
verion
of
Pasolini's TEOREMA).
It's
a
process
that
involves
several
muders,
neaophilia,
md
a
kitchmfloor
covered
in
a
mix
of
breast
milk
andvaginal fluids.Eswnfialviewing!
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IHt
IfillTR
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ffi
TPilI
In
a
yakuza syndicate,
the
Anjo dan
has
sufiered
the loss
of their
head
leader
Kakihaa,
Anjo's right
hardmm,
gets
out on
a
quest to
find
his boss(regardless
of
the evidence
that
he's.dead).
Thingsbegin to
tum
for
the
worstwhm
a
group
o{
menwho
were
recendy hcked out of their
qndicate
sett}reir
vmgeful
eyes
on
seeing the
An
o
Clads complete am.ihilation.
To
make
thing's worse, they've
got the
mysterious and extremely deadly killer
Idri
on their tails.
!\iill
the Anjo
Clm
wive
thmugh
ldri's
slaughter? Can
they defy their gloomy
fate?
A
sick
md
twisted
fantasy about sadism andmasochism
witlrm
ending
so
puzlhg
tlnt
il ll drive you
to
watch
lhis
nihilishcride intoihe
deepest
herrhes
of
tre
human psydre
a
second
iime,
a
third
time,
hell,
maybe even
a
fourth. A
film
based
ontheexhememangawithtre
sameme,
Miike
TakaslLibrings
the
pmels
of
inl
to
life
in this
controversial
film.
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THI[lil[0
lrBAFflt0u$r:
Kintarois
a
formr
delinqumt, the former
leader
of
a biker
gang
who
has gone
shaight. Working at
a
conshuction compmy,
his morthodox
tactics
cause
houble
with
his
colleagues.
He
is hansfened
to
a
tiny
brandr in
the
counhy where
he
butts
heacls
with
his lazy superior
-uniil
the
hvo of *rem discover
a
plot by the
competiiion
to put
them out of
business.
Wth
tlte help
of
his old biker friends, Kintaro
prepres
{or
a
showdom.
SfilNUUI(UOUTI-AW is
the
6ni
film
to
fit
the
shuctual.and
tirematic mould that
would
come
to dlaracteriz€Miike's films,
and
formstheblueprintlorMiike'slaterfilns
DEAD
ORALM
md
SHINJUKUTRIADSOCIETY.
All
ofthese feature
a
policemm imme$ed in tlrc criminal underworld;
the
fitle SHINJUKJ OUTLAW
rcfers
just
as
mudr
to
him
as
to dre gangsters he is out to
apprehend. SI{IN|.JKU OUTLAW
also
aeated
the
charactu typeplayed
by
ShinyaTsukamoto
in
Miike's ICHI
THE tr3LLER
-
a behind-the-scenes
mmipulator
preys
on
theweak-willed
ard
employs
them
to
adrieve
his own
goals.
SI{INfLKU
OUTLAW
is
Miike's fust mature
film ard
the
startingpoint
of
Mike
as
the
artist
he is recognized
io
be today.
(ishiwada
is
a
working dass neighbourhood of Osak4verysimilarto
the one
Miike himsel{ grew up in.
BOY
HOOLIGANS
IN
KISHOWADA
(aka
NOSTALGIA)
is
set at
the
md
of tlre sixties and
porhays
a
couple of
nonths
in
the
life
a
t2-year old
boy
"One
of his most
emotionallysahsfying films. It's
also
a
very success{ll qrnbiosis
of
form
and
contenf
since
nostalgia andthechild's
point
of
view
pervadethis
fi}n
on every level. It is one
of
the
most
crucial,
defining
and representative
film's
in the director's oeuvre, the apogee onthe theme
ofnostalgia.Kishiwada
Shonen
Gurenfai-Bokyo
is,
in
sho4
one of
Mike's
greatest achievements
as a
filnmaker"
(TomMes)The sequel to BOY
HOOUGANS.
One oI
Mike's
most autobiographical
filnu,
YOIJNG THUGS follows
three
friends tluough their fust
yearafter
leaving
scllool.
Unlike
most
young
mm
in
Japanese
society, these
tluee
me
definitely
not
on
$eh
way
to
becoming responsiblemembers
of
society.They
are already
considered
delinquentsby their
peers
md
teadrers, and
they
soon
find that
the
only
placa
they
can
findwork
is
as
Yakua
enlorcers
or
similarlow-paying
jobs
in
some
gmg. But while the trio's lives may be tougiu their
shongfriendshipallows them
to
find
the
humor in their situation.
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