Criterion challenge 2023-Gasper Noe’s closet picks: wow! Blown away by this film that is set in post WW2 Japan with an American occupation. Crime story, but legitimately funny and heartbreaking, then deeply threatening and scary. Incredible world building, and composition and enough STRONG characters to honestly make you wonder what the heck happens to everybody at the end.
An absolutely wild last 30 minutes with a ton of things I’ve never seen in a film.
Truly a very worthy watch and I’m keen to explore more.