The Buried Forest (2005)

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Machi, a young high school student from a small mountain town, is having fun with her friends inventing the outline of a fantasy tale. They all add an episode to this exquisite invention ... See full summary »


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16 October 2007 | ethSin
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| Waste of time
This is the most incomprehensible movie I have ever seen in my life. I've always had trouble fully understanding film festival movies (yes, some are not meant to be understood, and movies that leaves you thinking are more interesting), but NEVER have I been left absolutely clueless by end of a film, among over 300 Japanese movies I have watched. The entire movie is made of many bits of random events that had zero coherence. In fact, if not for the title "Umoregi" (Buried-Tree), I wouldn't even have known which one was the main storyline.

I am fluent in Japanese, but the understanding of the language and its culture did not help me one bit in trying to figure out what this director/writer was trying to say. Perhaps I needed some magic mushrooms for this magical trip into the dream.

I was deeply disappointed to see many positive reviews from film critics for this movie. I personally think it's wrong to praise a film just because the director is famous and you're too afraid to admit you didn't understand the movie.

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Release Date:

25 June 2005

Language

Japanese


Country of Origin

Japan

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