Week five is time for one of the big categories: comedy. I'm hoping for some good nominations.
A Japanese man wakes up alone in a brightly illuminated white room with no windows or doors. When he presses a mysteriously phallic protuberance that appears on one wall, a pink toothbrush materializes from nowhere, clattering to the floor and setting in motion a genuinely bizarre chain of events. Soon the imprisoned man is engaged in absurd and hilarious attempts to escape the gleaming room, releasing random objects from the walls, creating a life sized mouse trap game in which a rope, a toilet plunger and an earthenware jug full of sushi might just be the keys to his escape. Meanwhile, in a dusty town, a green masked Mexican wrestler known as Escargot Man prepares for an important match.
"Idol of the children, the invulnerable warrior and protector of Mexican wrestling, Escargot Man!" - Ring Announcer
After catching 'Man of Steel' last week I thought I'd have to go years before witnessing something so overloaded with phallic imagery... boy was I wrong
Impossible to summarize the plot of this surreal dreamlike oddity. Its a day-glo, videodelic, Gilliam-like Kafkaesque nightmare. Imagine 'Metamorphosis' only if Gregor Samsa had awoke as a cartoon/anime character instead of a bug. Then ran himself off the page of the story... you know like they used to do in vintage looney tunes regularly.
Hitoshi Matsumoto's 'Symbol' is one hell of an enjoyable movie, it weaves two separate stories into one…
(Parte del maratón The Funniest Man on Earth con todas las películas de Matsumoto en el Alamo Drafthouse)
No tengo idea porque Matsumoto no goza de la popularidad de sus contemporáneos tipo Shion Sono. Es menos prolífico que el director japonés promedio, lo cual lo debería de hacer más amigable para el público auteurista. Tal vez se deba a que la mayoría de sus películas no han sido distribuidas en EU. Como Symbol.
De todo lo que vi ayer, esta me pareció obra mayor. Una increíble comedia que jamás sabes a dónde te va a llevar. Mitad Nacho Libre abreviada, mitad Tati-meets-Buñuel. Y al final logra que todo su delirio haga (algo) de sentido.
SYMBOL WILL FUCK YOU UP, between the two extremely juxtaposed story lines, the mexican wrestler, and the japanese man stuck in a white room with baby fucking angel dicks, yes baby angel dicks, you will begin to question the role that each scene and action represents. Symbol demands that you question every object which pops unopposed into the white room with each tug of a small angel's reproductive organ. There is a lawn chair, a bonsai tree, and chopsticks. The mexican storyline, which takes place in the present leads the viewer inexplicably on a path for most of the film before finally intertwining back with the japanese man's story. The denouement is odd, extremely odd, but however frustrating Symbol is, it's even more entertaining.
Voler dotar de sentit l'absurd fa riure. Tocar un penis i veure volar una sabata cap al cap de George Bush, una correlació de fets capaç fer-te pensar què va ser abans, si l'ou o la gallina. Així les gasta SYMBOL. Hitoshi Matsumoto és un puto geni, i la cultura japonesa és absolutament fascinant.
"Symbol" is a japanese comedy from 2009 that might very well be the definition of the word odd.
It features two separate stories. One is pretty uninteresting and bland and features a mexican wrestler preparing for a fight.
The really weird and interesting part is the other (main) story about a japanese man who's trapped in a white room. There are dozens of little white angle penises on the walls and whenever the man touches one a seemingly random item comes out of the walls.
After some time has passed he figures out that he can use these objects to break out of the room and finds quite hilarious ways to combine them in his efforts.
"Symbol" uses some cool…
everything happens for a reason. this movie will explain everything you need to know about life and make your living experience less terrible. this is the 2nd time watching this movie, first time being on a terrible rip after it came out, this time in much higher quality, which was necessary. Hitoshi Matsumoto is my favourite comedian and his films are amazingly unique
What a fuckin' ride
The birth of God. Or something like that. Reallistically speaking, here's the list of things I completely understood about this film:
-that one fart joke.
It had potential to be an interesting weird film, but ended up being just painfully slow.
Maybe God allow bad things to happen because he has not a fucking idea about what the hell he's doing.
And now I know that everything happens because a Japanese man touches an angel's penis.
Puttenpimmel meets Mind Distortion meets ARD-alpha - Phase 3 : video.kunst.zeit. Wahn-Sinn! #banging7gramrocks
I honestly don't know if I fully understand it. Or even if it there is something more to understand than, actions have consequences, but those consequences can't be foreseen. I don't know, I seriously don't know.
A strange and perhaps profound film about what it means to be enlightened, God himself, an indeterminist universe, and cherub penises. It also happens to be extraordinarily funny. Thank God I somehow got ahold of it.
A list of some obscure, twisted, fucked up movies that i sorta like. How many have u watched?
For reference I decided to make a list of all the Japanese films I've seen. Order is from newest to…