Sono's Overlooked Gem of Absurdist Humor
Japanese title: YUME NO NAKA E [Into A Dream]
starring Tetsushi Tanaka · Yuna Natsuo · Jun Murakami
· Miwako Ichikawa · Joe Odagiri · Ryo Iwamatsu
troop-actor Mutsugoro Suzuki begins a journey back to his hometown to
find the one responsible for infecting him with an STD. But that's not
all. For Mutsugoro Suzuki, this may actually be a dream. Because, sometimes,
he's part of a terrorist group working a plot to destroy Japan's cell
phone networks. And then, at other moments he finds himself to be a
hardened criminal interrogated by the police. Which of these is actually
reality for Mutsugoro Suzuki? "Maybe this is a dream right now,"
he tells his sister, "It seems like I'm always in a dream state."
film is a remarkable venture, marrying multiple levels of reality and
unreality, coupled with Sion Sono's brand of absurdist humor. It is
an overlooked gem in his prolific filmography. Made the same year as
CIRCUS and the sequel to his SUICIDE
CLUB hit NORIKO'S
this is an extraordinary Sono production. He has directed 50+ projects
since 2000 (including the recent TAG,
PSYCHICS and WHY
DON'T YOU PLAY IN HELL?) and is currently involved in a hit
Japanese television mini-series Tokyo Vampire Hotel (2017-XX).
A Japanese film with English subtitles; fullscreen format, uncut version
DVD encoded for ALL REGION NTSC.