Gaichu (Harmful Insect) (2001)

Gaichu (Harmful Insect)


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Following up on his acclaimed debut Moonlight Whispers (about a sadomasochistic relationship between two teens), Akihiko Shiota once again looks at troubled youth. Sachiko (played by Aoi Miyazaki of Eureka fame) is a 13-year-old junior high school student with a complicated family life. Her father left when she was an infant for a young mistress. Her mother (Ryo) -- a secretive and weirdly distanced woman -- works as a hostess and a kept woman for a mysterious gangster type. Sachiko finds some … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
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I'd love to know what the hell the title refers to, but, frankly, I'm not sure I care that much.

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While a good movie, I'm not sure why I didn't like it more. It seemed like it wanted to be something special, but many of the scenes didn't go anywhere. Maybe because I was so pissed off at the ending it hurt my liking the film.

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