Odd Obsession ★★★

I really enjoy the off-beat way Kon Ichikawa's characters interact, especially when one of them is played by Tatsuya Nakadai, but, while Odd Obsession sets up a perverse tale of intrigue, I often found myself less than enthralled by where it took that story. Absurdly, for a story with so much plot actually going on, a lot of it seemed very static and aimless, and while I enjoyed the small quirks, it didn't mean much to me overall. If there was a larger point to it all, I missed it.