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Shell and Joint

by Isamu Hirabayashi
2019 / 154m - Japan
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A film about life, reproduction and death. Instead of turning it into a grim and serious affair, Hirabayashi churns out a dry, absurd and fragmented comedy that defies categorization. It's a film that reveals its secrets over time, it's certain to test your stamina, but it was like nothing I've seen before and it made me laugh out loud more than once. A superb first feature of Hirabayashi.