"Destruction Babies", "Sundown", "A Summer Like That"...

“Destruction Babies”, “Sundown”, “A Summer Like That”…

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Destruction Babies by Tetsuya Mariko.  With Yuya Yagira, Masaki Suda, Nijiro Murakami, Sosuke Ikematsu (2016).

Something has peaked on the week’s release. in the diptych constituted by destruction child And becoming a fatherBy the Japanese Tetsuya Mariko, the covert violence of Japanese society is held liable to explode at any moment. the sunsetThe Mexican, by Michele Franco, chronicles Tim Roth’s suicidal approach to the suddenness that leaves his family to dissolve in a holiday landscape. Finally, with Quebecer Denise Cte, such a summerDistracts the perception of sexual appetite that is perceived as distracting.

“Destruction Children” and “Being a Father”: Backtracking

we haven’t seen it since tokyo fisting (1995), by Shinya Tsukamoto, or return of children (1996), by Takeshi Kitano: This cold and one-sided rage, a crazy energy of despair, typical of a certain Japanese cinema of the 1990s, has since been put on the back burner like a grenade we forgot to unpin. It takes a young director, Tetsuya Mariko, to raise the torch and reconnect with an expression of naked violence that, in thirty years, has never really ceased to haunt Japanese society. Two of his films are distributed as double shows in France for the first time.

In destruction child (2016), a rambunctious teenager embarks on a wild expedition, randomly punching anyone who crosses his path through the streets. becoming a father (2018), an adaptation of a manga by Hideki Arai, meanwhile, describes a Whippet employee’s crusade to avenge the woman’s rape, and thus earn his stripes as a future father. Although vastly different in the choice of subject, both have a battle as the horizon and revolve around this moment of change, the erosion of social consensus, where strangers are brought to hand over voluntarily or forcefully. Matthew Macherato

destruction child, by Tetsuya Mariko. With Yuya Yagira, Masaki Suda, Nijiro Murakami, Sosuke Ikematsu (Jap., 2016, 1:48). becoming a father, by Testsuya Mariko. With Sosuke Ikematsu, Jiro Sato, Yu Aoi (Jap., 2018, 2:09).

“Sundown”: Chronicle of a Disintegration

Forty-two-year-old director from Mexico, Michele Franco, is known for his penchant for embarrassing subjects, clinical portraits of violent social disorder, and personal psychosis. It is clearly beneath these extremes that his new film is played, the sunsetOne who receives in grace and humility. Consider a very wealthy family made up of a brother (Tim Roth), Neil, a sister (Charlotte Gainsbourg), Alice and her two grown children in a Mexican luxury hotel. An urgent call from England announced the unexpected death of the hero’s mother.

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