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Himeanôru (2016)

Getting two stories in one, Himeanôru depicts the story of co-workers where one of them is gunning to make a cafe's waitress his. When the co-worker visits the said cafe to see the waitress... See full summary »

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Getting two stories in one, Himeanôru depicts the story of co-workers where one of them is gunning to make a cafe's waitress his. When the co-worker visits the said cafe to see the waitress his friend is yearning for, he also meets an old class-mate he has not seen in some time. In a twist and transition the waitress tells the visiting co-worker that she is being stalked by a man. That man is none other than the old class-mate. Written by aghaemi

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The Movie outdoes itself in so many aspects
22 January 2017 | by See all my reviews

Straightforward. That's everything this movie is about. It doesn't hold back and couldn't care less if you puke at the sight of a brutal killing. Just when you thought you've seen enough, you're mistaken. The movie continues to astonish the viewers in so many ways. You can applaud at it for its brutality. Or applaud it for its guts. And it was successful.

The runtime is not that long, and every moment was well-spent and utilized. If you can't stand extreme gore, then you might want to avoid this. But if you can, just for the sake of art appreciation, go watch this. This is a hidden gem I'm glad to have seen.

Bonus point for the scene where the title is introduced. Its not done either at the start or end, but in the middle. Right after an erotic bed scene. With some captivating background music. That alone makes this movie great. Plus superb performance from Morita, who looks exactly like the stalker you fear, this movie will give you the creeps.


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