Naisu no Mori: The First Contact (2005)
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|Genre:||Art House & International, Comedy, Special Interest|
|Directed By:||Katsuhito Ishii, Shunchiro, Hajime Ishimine, Shin'ichiro Miki|
|Written By:||Katsuhito Ishii, Shunchiro, Hajime Ishimine, Shin'ichiro Miki|
|In Theaters:||Oct 22, 2005 Wide|
|On DVD:||Mar 18, 2008|
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Critic Reviews for Naisu no Mori: The First Contact
To describe the film might imbue it with a coherence to which it doesn't aspire.
Audience Reviews for Naisu no Mori: The First Contact
Being "random" doesn't equal being funny, creative or interesting. Let this movie be a lesson for anyone thinking "random" means good.
Essentially, a set of absurdist short films from three different directors, sharing some of the same characters, arranged into a sort of surrealist SHORT CUTS. The experiment produces exactly what you would expect: a very mixed bag, with many segments that drag on and on and go nowhere, and a sprinkling of truly delightful moments (most notably the musical numbers and the animation).
Ignore the synopsis on Flixster, this is a series of silly, strange or outright bizarre sketches by three Japanese directors, loosely linked by sharing the same actors/characters. It started off very badly indeed, then it grew on me and suddenly I found myself with a big grin on my face. A two minute intermission with countdown and music, more grins then bemusement, a WTF or two and then it finished. If you like those late-night alternative comedy TV sketches, Japnese humour or puzzling your friends , then definitely try this. If you lke conventional plots and punchlines, then don't.
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