20 January 2007 | CipherCode
A rich and beautiful tale of otherworldly expression
This really is another masterpiece in a gathering of work that puts so many American mainstream horror directors to shame.
A rich tale of longing and unrequited desire, summed in an intensely satisfying, and beautiful prose. Delicate, yet overwhelming at times. Smart and distracting, like the written lines of Haruki Murakami, filled with lynchesque overtones. It reminded me of Miike doing Izo, in its expertise in skipping genre and time planes to find its core story. I loved this movie. I know it is clique, but I laughed, I cried. I jumped out of the seat of my pants!!!
For a lover of Kurosawa, this is a must!