Takashi Miike, 1999
The very finest from prolific director Takashi Miike is part melodrama, gender study, and torture porn. A lonely widower invents a fake movie in order to screen potential new wives, where he meets docile but damaged Asami. Things don’t end well. Want more Miike? Try zombie musical The Happiness Of The Katakuris, ultra violent Ichi The Killer and pervy necro- family drama Visitor Q.
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