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on: October 19, 2017, 04:28:05 PM
I have only seen Love Exposure yet, and it's fucking amazing.

Exhibiting astonishing dexterity, Mr. Sono shapes all this trauma into a narrative that's completely coherent and surprisingly touching, never more so than in Yu's struggle toward sexual maturity.

This four-hour opus about the fury of love and the love of fury is ritually fascinating, often excessive and, with a caution the film wields like a blade, achingly poignant.

Would the film be easier to take in a more condensed form? Of course it would, but then it wouldn't be the singularly overwhelming oddity that it is.



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Reply #1 on: October 19, 2017, 06:47:03 PM
One of my all time favorite films, but likewise the only of his I've seen!
Going to check out Suicide Club next, I think.


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Reply #2 on: October 19, 2017, 09:22:40 PM
I love this movie also. I've seen a handful of Sion Sono films and there's something amazing to glean from all of them. LOVE EXPOSURE really and truly bowled me over, though. The quickest 4-hour cinema experience of my life.


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Reply #3 on: February 12, 2020, 11:51:09 PM
xavier dolan: I Killed My Mother has the best paint scene!
sion sono: hold my beer