Visitor Q

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Visitor Q Review


Takashi Miike's never made a straightforward film in his life, so it should come as no surprise that Visitor Q is a baffling and muddled mess intended solely to shock. Oddly, Visitor Q was made the same year is Miike's masterful Audition, but this experimental tale is quick and shallow, whereas Audition was painful in its creepiness. Visitor Q is shot on video, ostensibly by a man who is documenting his family as it falls apart: His daughter's a hooker (the father has sex with her in the opening scene), his son is beaten regularly at school, and mom's a junkie. Meanwhile, a "visitor"/angel comes along to help these poor slobs out... but you gotta wonder if they're worth saving in the first place. With that said, Visitor Q is a bizarre oddity that's hard to turn away from, a perverse thrill the likes of which can only come from Miike.

Aka Bizita Q.



Visitor Q

Facts and Figures

Run time: 84 mins

In Theaters: Tuesday 26th November 2002

Distributed by: Gold View Company

Production compaines: CineRocket

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 2.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 56%
Fresh: 5 Rotten: 4

IMDB: 6.9 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director:

Starring: Ken'ichi Endô as Kiyoshi Yamazaki, Shungicu Uchida as Keiko Yamazaki, as The visitor, Jun Mutô as Takuya Yamazaki, as Miki Yamazaki, as Asako Murato, as Sasaoka

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