21 April 2006 | donjon
Renound Plastic surgeon takes his work home with him
I have just seen this at Edinburgh's Dead by Dawn festival and was thoroughly impressed with it. I had never heard of it before so had no idea what to expect.
A renowned plastic surgeon and budding media darling develops a taste for human flesh after taking a bit of lypo-suction fat home with him, frying it up and having a munch.
It's a pretty sick concept but has good comedy moments in all the right places. It is almost a pro-cannibalism in the way the story is told and is unlike anything I have ever seen before. It went down really well with the festival crowd and was easily film of the day.
It is also very well shot, with some excellent lighting in certain interior scenes, superb timing and decent acting throughout. Very implausible at times, but that does not take anything away from it, and fans of Japanese horror will be used to this anyway.
I hope lots more genre fans get to see the surprise gem.