Greatful Dead (2013)

Greatful Dead (2013)

Released: 2013
Genre: Comedy, Genre, Horror
Director: Eiji Uchida
Starring: Yoichiro Kawakami, Itsuji Itao, Aira, ,
Run time: 97 min
IMDb: 6.3/10
Country: Japan
Views: 118592


Nami (Kumi Takiuchi) is a young woman with numerous hangups sprouting from a dysfunctional childhood. She inherits a small fortune that allows her to pursue various interests, many of which are highly abnormal. For example, Nami loves to spy on people who, not unlike herself, have gone crazy from loneliness. She calls these people “solitarians.” Perhaps due to a father fixation, her favorite spying targets are old men with stiff boners. One fateful day, Nami spies on an elderly gentleman (Takashi Sasano) watching porn DVDs at home. She soon transitions from a peeping tom into a full-fledged stalker.
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User Reviews: Director, Uchida claims that this was originally intended to be a comic film but that now only the first half has humour. Well, I didn’t notice it. We begin with the heroine as a child and being ignored by her family and are suddenly thrown with an incident at her school involving a very violent movement with a floor mop. I think I actually gasped. As an adult she develops an unusual lifestyle, not very amusing and more tan a little scary, selfie with a dead and deterorating old man anyone? I have to admit that the lady herself finds all this very amusing and speeds about with her bicycle and binoculars with a manic grin on her face. In the second half things become even more crazy, disconcerting and violent as the true horror of this film become evident. Not an easy view, this is very well made with great performances in very unusual and difficult situations but I won’t be rushing to re-visit it for a little while.

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