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Film Review: Gozu (2003)
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Gozu (2003). Written by Sakichi Sato and directed by Takashi Mike. Set in Japan, the film opens with a yakuza group meeting in a restaurant. One of the men, Brother, is preoccupied with a chihuahua that's with its owners outside the restaurant window. Brother tells the chairman of the yakuza that he's about to tell him a joke, and that nothing he says is serious. He then tells him the dog outside is trained to kill yakuza, and that he better go kill it, which he does. As you may have guessed already, if not by the director, Gozu is a strange film. If I tell you that one scene involves a man putting kitchen utensils up his posterior, and another involves breast milk pouring from the ceiling, that should confirm it's a very strange film. The story is sort of a supernatural thriller, partly spent in a Japanese town where Brother's subordinate is trying to find him. Most of the story is surreal and incoherent. Ultimately if you enjoy very odd Japanese supernatural thrillers then this is for you. Not for me though I'm afraid. 2/5 (Poor)
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