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Philosophy! Drugs! Boobs!

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Trailers | April 15, 2010 |

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Trailers | April 15, 2010 |


Every single one of you clicked because of the third item on the list, don't deny it.

So Oscar and his sister Linda swear to each other that they will always stay together after the death of their parents. In a shocking cinematic twist, foster workers do not honor their childhood pledge. I've known enough people who loathed their siblings that just once I want someone in a film to say "I hated my sister, I'm so glad that we got sent to separate foster homes."

In any case, they grow up, move to Tokyo, and Oscar becomes a drug dealer who dips into his own stock while Linda becomes a stripper. Hilarity definitively does not ensue. Oscar gets killed (rule 7a: it's not a spoiler if it's in the one-line PR-released plot synopsis and the trailer), and the rest of the film is shown from his disembodied perspective. It's by many accounts a provocative take on life after death, a surreal mind fuck. Then there are a lot of people who've seen it that just think it's shitballs retarded.

It's a beast of a film at 2 hours and 43 minutes and is still making the film festival circuit with no announced plans yet for a wider release. It was directed by Gaspar NoƩ, best known for the controversial (to put it mildly) 2002 release Irreversible, which may be either a positive or a negative for the prospects of the film's quality.


(source: Dark Horizons)



Steven Lloyd Wilson is the sci-fi and history editor. You can email him here or follow him on Twitter.



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