SF IndieFest: VISE (MANRIKI)
February 02 only
This inventively violent Japanese satire about (literally) crushing beauty standards evokes the work of Sion Sono, Takashi Miike and David Cronenberg.
An aspiring model who wants a smaller face goes to a controversial surgeon who uses a vise to make it happen. The model and the surgeon start dating, which feels like a second movie. Then the surgeon goes on the run, which feels like a third movie–and he might be the protagonist now? When the surgeon is recognized on the road, things get downright hallucinatory–a fourth movie. Finally the surgeon is subjected to a worthy comeuppance.
Buckle up for this one. Plenty of belly laughs when you’re not too busy wincing.
Directed by Yasuhiko Shimizu. Japan. 88 min.
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