Rating: 6 stars
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Seen on: 01/04/2019
Most recently watched by sensoria
Hirosuke (Teruo Yoshida) , a medical student with almost no recollection of his past, is trapped in an asylum, despite being perfectly sane. After escaping from the loony bin, and being framed for the murder of a circus girl, he spots the photo of a recently deceased man, Genzaburo Komoda, to whom he bears an uncanny resemblance. By pretending to have been resurrected, Hirosuke assumes the dead man’s identity, fooling everyone, including Komoda’s widow and mistress. Whilst at the Komoda household, Hirosuke recalls memories that convince him to travel to a nearby island, home of Jogoro, the web-fingered father of Genzaburo. Whilst on the island, Hirosuke not only discovers Jogoro’s plans to build his ‘ideal community’ (by transforming perfectly normal humans into hideous freaks), but also the awful truth behind his own identity.
Length 99 minutes
Kyomi Sakura | Kichijirô Ueda | Tôru Yuri | Akira Ôizumi | Akikane Sawa | Toshio Oida | Hideo Kô | Yoshiaki Yamashita | Tensaku Murata | Tamotsu Okuno | Jûta Kara | Jôji Okabe | Hideo Ayuba | Isamu Tsuchihashi | Masaomi Kondô | Yukio Miyagi | Misao Kawasaki | Sumie Ozawa | Mie Hanabusa | Chiyo Okada | Yôko Koyama | Asano Kanamori | Yoshiko Katô | Michi Tanaka | Miki Obana | Kei Kiyama | Reiko Mikasa | Mitsuko Aoi | Michiko Kobata | Yumiko Katayama | Asao Koike | Minoru Oki | Tatsumi Hijikata | Teruko Yumi | Yukie Kagawa | Teruo Yoshida
This one defies categorization. And just when I thought “WTF?! There’s no way this all ties back into a coherent plot!”... it did. Aggressively bizarre, especially for its time.