Strange Circus

Release date:March 6, 2007
(DVD)

Studio:Danger After Dark (TLA Releasing)

Director:Sion Sono

MPAA Rating:N/A

Screenwriter:

Starring:Masumi Miyazaki, Issei Ishida, Rie Kuwana, Mai Takahashi, Fujiko , Madame Regine, Tomorowo Taguchi, Hiroshi Ohguchi

Genre:Drama

Plot Summary:

In "Strange Circus," adolescent Mitsuko is forced to watch her parents' lovemaking by her perverted father and her domineering mother, who imprison her in a cello case employed with a peephole. When Mitsuko's mother dies, her father forces the girl to be the victim of his incestuous desires, driving her to attempt suicide with a leap from a height, yet all of this is apparently a new novel being penned by reclusive, wheelchair-bound author Taeko (Masumi Miyazaki, who also plays the mother). Or is it? Taeko is assigned a new assistant named Yuji and the two begin a sexual relationship in Taeko's ornately designed estate. But we soon must question the real identities of both Taeko and Yuji as bloody clues begin to surface.

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