blogathon - Secret Santa swap. This is a very cool idea as it was an opportunity for people to see the movie they wouldn't see otherwise. We were supposed to give one movie that will be assigned to random person in the poll and we got one to watch and review as well. I chose Dark Harbor, which is very underrated and then the e-mail from Nick came.
See, this is just my luck. I'm shocked that I managed to survive 23 years on this Earth without a piano falling from the sky and landing on me. My point is that I got Visitor Q.
I heard about that movie a whole bunch of times whenever "what is the sickest/most disturbing/most shocking film you ever seen?" topic was discussed. Truth be told I had some major problems to actually find any pics in the movie I could use in the post. I narrowed it down to 2 and well, a poster, which actually features one of the most disturbing scenes in the movie. Not that the breastfeeding per se is disturbing, but when it's just adults involved or kids that are seriously past the age they should be breastfed, it's just one of the things that I find seriously bizarre in a very bad way.
OK, so I think I can just copy this plot summary from imdb because well, it will give you a vision of the craziness that is this movie "A father, who is a failed former television reporter tries to mount a
documentary about violence and sex among youths. He proceeds to have sex
with his daughter who is now a prostitute and films his son being
humiliated and hit by classmates. "Q", a perfect stranger somehow gets
involved and enter the bizarre family who's son beats his mom, who in
turn is also a prostitute and a heroin addict."
The acting is very convincing and I don't think I want to know how much of the stuff that happens here was actually real. Point is that the actors really committed to the roles they were playing and that's admirable.
Overall if you don't have problems with extreme stuff and you like Miike's style you should check this one out.
...or if you are on some sort of cinematic quest where you wanna see seriously bizarre films, definitely watch this one.