Visitor Q

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Run time: 84 mins

In Theaters: Tuesday 26th November 2002

Distributed by: Gold View Company

Production compaines: CineRocket

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 2.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 56%
Fresh: 5 Rotten: 4

IMDB: 6.9 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director:

Starring: Ken'ichi Endô as Kiyoshi Yamazaki, Shungicu Uchida as Keiko Yamazaki, Kazushi Watanabe as The visitor, Jun Mutô as Takuya Yamazaki, Fujiko as Miki Yamazaki, Shôko Nakahara as Asako Murato, Ikko Suzuki as Sasaoka

Visitor Q Movie Review


Takashi Miike's never made a straightforward film in his life, so it should come as no surprise that Visitor Q is a baffling and muddled mess intended solely to shock. Oddly, Visitor Q was made the same year is Miike's masterful Audition, but this experimental tale is quick and shallow, whereas Audition was painful in its creepiness. Visitor Q is shot on video, ostensibly by a man who is documenting his family as it falls apart: His daughter's a hooker (the father has sex with her in the opening scene), his son is beaten regularly at school, and mom's a junkie. Meanwhile, a "visitor"/angel comes along to help these poor slobs out... but you gotta wonder if they're worth saving in the first place. With that said, Visitor Q is a bizarre oddity that's hard to turn away from, a perverse thrill the likes of which can only come from Miike.

Aka Bizita Q.


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