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Helter Skelter (2012)

Herutâ sukerutâ (original title)
Top star Lilico undergoes multiple cosmetic surgeries to her entire body. As her surgeries show side effect, Lilico makes the lives of those around her miserable as she tries to deal with her career and her personal problems.

Director:

Mika Ninagawa

Writers:

Kyôko Okazaki (manga), Arisa Kaneko (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Erika Sawajiri ... Lilico
Kiko Mizuhara ... Kozue Yoshikawa
Nao Ohmori ... Makoto asada (as Nao Ômori)
Gô Ayano ... Shin Okumura
Hirofumi Arai ... Kinji Sawanabe
Anne Suzuki ... Kumi Hosuda
Susumu Terajima Susumu Terajima ... Assistant Prosecutor Keita Tsukahara
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shô Aikawa ... Movie Producer Mikio Hamaguchi
Yumiko Hara
Mieko Harada ... Doctor Hisako Waku
Yô Kobayashi Yô Kobayashi
Daimaô Kosaka Daimaô Kosaka ... TV Show Host
Yôsuke Kubozuka ... Takao nanbu
Matsuyû Matsuyû
Megumi Megumi
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Storyline

Top star Lilico undergoes multiple cosmetic surgeries to her entire body. As her surgeries show side effect, Lilico makes the lives of those around her miserable as she tries to deal with her career and her personal problems.

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Taglines:

Beauty is only for the strong.

Genres:

Drama | Horror

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Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

14 July 2012 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Helter Skelter See more »

Filming Locations:

Tokyo, Japan See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$24,231,554
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

It is the favourite movie of Marica Hase. See more »

Quotes

Lilico: But I've never met or talked to any of them. And what's there that they could love?
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"Youth Is Beauty. Beauty Is Not Youth."
21 September 2018 | by foutainoflifeSee all my reviews

While I love this line, I am on the fence about loving the entire film. It was dark, for that I give it all the credit in the world. However, it seemed to progress slowly and even though the slow progression was visually engaging, it wasn't enough to always hold my attention. The story was just ok for me but the lead actress did a wonderful job with this character.

With all this said, let me just add that I intend to watch the film again. I am hoping the second time around, I may be able to clear up anything I may have missed. I may love it after a second viewing. Give it a chance you may get it all in one viewing and absolutely love it.


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