What an amazing film! Masumura should really be a lot more well known, from the few films I've seen by him he surely is one of the Japanese cinema greats.

For those who are interested and who might actually look at this board, I found the new region 2 dvd of this for an amazing £6.89 (inc. delivery) from as opposed to the retail price of £19.99, a true bargain :)

I just wish more of his films were available. He's made so many that a boxset would be a really good idea I think. Well, fingers crossed...

Diane, never drink coffee that has been anywhere near a fish.


I was suprised by this film - it was quite grim (death, mass amputation, rape, drug addiction, suicide) and yet strangely beautiful and touching.

I'd definitely recommend it.