Kuime [Over Your Dead Body] (2014)

Director: Takashi Miike
Writer: Kikumi Yamagishi
Cast: Ko ShibasakiEbizô IchikawaHideaki ItôMiho Nakanishi
Part of: Viennale
[Review by cornholio.]

Actress Miyuki (Ko Shibasaki) and her much less famous boyfriend Kosuke (Ebizô Ichikawa) star in a play based on the story of Yotsuya Kaidan. The possessive love story of the play translates to their lives as well and soon the lines between the two become blurry.

Unfortunately I don’t know the original play and without that knowledge, the film was only partly understandable. Not only that, it’s only mildly interesting. Maybe if I had known it, I would have discovered subtleties that remained elusive for me and that could have made the film more interesting. But as is, I just thought it was pretty shallow.



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