Thursday, June 30, 2016

Vital (2004)

Vital DVD

There's Enterprise (Japan)
Directed by Shin'ya Tsukamoto
My rating: 2.5 stars out of 4
(DVD, Tartan)

A young man survives a car accident but loses his memory. He finds his old medical textbooks and decides to resume his studies, where he is one of the top students. One day in dissecting class, he realizes the corpse on the table is his old girlfriend, who died in the crash. While he struggles to separate his memories and waking life, a pretty classmate aggressively pursues him, becoming increasingly enraged by his lack of attention. A change of pace for director Tsukamoto, a deliberately paced drama with only a couple of hints of his usual visceral style. It is not bad, it's just boring, something I never thought I would say about a Tsukamoto film.

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