A powerful account of child abuse with an extraordinary, frighteningly believable central performance.
Dir Yoshitarô Nomura
With Ken Ogata, Shima Iwashita, Mayumi Ogawa, Hiroki Iwase
Known for his stylish thrillers, director Yoshitarô Nomura here turns his hand to less generic material in this powerful, discomforting and harrowing account of child abuse. Although he had initially been reluctant to accept the role, Ken Ogata gives an extraordinary central performance, which allows us to understand, if not to sympathise, with a man whose actions are frighteningly believable.