Insutôru (Install) Reviews
I really like the little kind in this movie.
After going there separate ways, Asako and Kazuyoshi meet each other later, and Kazuyoshi proposes that Asako come work with him. It seems that Kazuyoshi is in contact with a woman named Miyabi-san, a housewife who sells herself to make money. Apparently she also engages in cyber sex with men, but because she is quite busy with her work, she hires others to pose as her. She knows Kazuyoshi as â??Kaneko,â?? another bored housewife,â?? and pays â??herâ?? to engage in cyber sex. However, Kazuyoshi is busy with elementary school, he asks Asako to take his place from ten in the morning to two in the afternoon at the sum of 1500 yen an hour, roughly 15 dollars an hour. Asako is reluctant at first because she is only seventeen-years old and still uninitiated in the adult world of sex. However, because Kazuyoshi suggests that the â??workâ?? would help her discover a new part of herself, she jumps into the job quite enthusiastically.
Install was written by the Akutagawa Prize winning writer Wataya Risa when she was seventeen years old like her protagonist. The film hones in on the barrier separating childhood and adulthood and the role sex plays in passing through the barrier. However, more importantly it zeros in on the issue of the anonymity offered by the Internet. Some of the individuals Asako chats with are truly what they tell her, but others create a personal â??avatarâ?? of their true self so that they are able to indulge in fantasies that might be considered taboo in society at large. Asako is quite shocked when Kazuyoshi teaches her the meaning of scat. Asako creates a fantasy of herself as Miyabi-san, a 26-year old housewife. However, if caught in the act, the fantastical world collapses only to be replaced by harsh reality.
I was worried that install was going to be an overly cute film due to its staring pop idol Ueto Aya and that it was written by a teenager, however, although it is not overly deep, it does bring up some interesting issues in this day and age when a large percentage of the worldâ??s population is wired to the Internet.
i was waiting for something to happen, but nothing did...
VERY DEEP MESSAGE!! a "must-think" movie ;) (that part was not as hard as i thought ;p).
you get to think and put yourself in the shoes of the character and then you ask yourself lots of questions :D. At the end, i was speechless coz i was just thinking about what just happened :)
dunno why, but anyway i did love the moral you can get from it and lets not forget the "weird" soundtrack <3