Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Takeshi Kitano, director of "Sonatine", and "Hana Bi", star of "Blood and Bones", and, apparently, a comedian back home, turns the clock back. Back to Fellini, back to Godard, with a does of Gondry less the stop-mo.
This is a non film. Yeah, it starts, ends, has sfx, music and writhing multi-layered chicks.
Kitano is powerhouse director, so viewing is required, but don't start with this one. Truth be told plainly, hold off until you have half a dozen of his films swirling around in your mind. This is a self-reflexive, fourth wall breaking time-tunnel of gags, exposition and set pieces by the quiet guy with the big guns.