An Actor's Revenge
Directed by Kon Ichikawa
Okay, what the fuck.
I don't think I have ever been so confused about the plot in a movie. It got to the point where I didn't know what gender the characters were. I would blame it on my hilariously awful subtitles (I think at one point someone announced that there was an "elephant wall" and because no one acted alarmed, that is probably a bit off) but I have been able to follow plots even without dialogue before. I tried to look to The Book for some clarification about what was going on but it just further confused me by saying that the director threw in distorted visuals and cartoon bubbles. What?? When did that happen? How did I miss that? Was I high?
Usually when I fail this hard at watching a film (which you might be surprised to learn is something you can fail at but I have learned that I can pretty much fail at anything, no matter how simple it is), I would try to watch it again, but mine seems like the best version you can get for a reasonable price.
So I earned my checkmark for the list, but honestly I am walking away completely baffled.
Tribute to actor Kazuo Hasegawa.