Rinjin 13-gô (Neighbor No. 13) (2005)
Average Rating: 4.3/10
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After suffering years of abuse by his sadistic classmates, a vengeful Japanese boy develops a murderous alter ego in order to better deal with his traumatic past in director Yasuo Inoue's shockingly violent feature debut. As a high school student, shy Juzo was forced to endure the humiliation heaped upon him by the abusive Akai. Years later, when Juzo is hired to work at the same company where Akai is employed, he moves into the apartment directly above his former tormentor. As Juzo's
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Its sluggish pacing and confusing story line will prevent it from appealing to all but the most rabid J-horror fans.
Pic scores big in the first few minutes with its atmospheric lensing of the protag's literal separation into two distinct characters, but then settles into a standard psycho-killer payback drama.
The envelope gets recycled, not pushed, in this moody, brutal, ultimately rather boring revenge saga from Japan.
The Neighbor No. Thirteen forgoes the manic violence of the Korean revenge stunner Oldboy in favor of leisurely paced suspense with sudden bloody outbursts.
Because the metaphysics driving it are so fuzzy, this is the rare horror film where even sludgy viscera elicit only yawns.
O estreante Inoue demonstra possuir um bom senso estético, mas ainda precisa refinar sua percepção de ritmo, já que apresenta preocupante tendência para se alongar desnecessariamente em vários planos. E o filme desmorona em seus minutos finais.
Though it's rarely dull, first-time feature director Yasuo Inoue has a better eye for intriguing and unusual imagery than dramatic staging...
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