If you’ve read this website for any length of time, then you probably know that I’m a certified Tsukamoto junkie, an unapologetic fanboy who blindly follows the director wherever he goes. Hell, I even enjoyed “Tetsuo: The Bullet Man”, a film that really isn’t that great when compared to the filmmaker’s other, more accomplished efforts. The guy’s latest flick, the emotionally-charged drama “Kotoko”, looks incredible, and has more in common with his more subdued pictures than the “Tetsuo” franchise. Still, a subdued Tsukamoto is much crazier than your typical cinematic endeavor. You’ll see what I’m rambling about in just a few seconds.
But first, let’s investigate this synopsis:
A single mother (Cocco) becomes afflicted with double vision. Taking care of her newborn baby becomes a nightmare as the mother also becomes paranoid. The only time the mother doesn’t see double is when she sings. She also finds solace in cutting herself, allowing her blood to drip free and able to feel alive. A terrifying nervous breakdown ensues. When things spiral out of control, her baby is taken away.
She then rides a bus and sings to herself. A man (Shinya Tsukamoto) sitting nearby listens to her wonderful voice. He begins to stalk her. The man is an award winning novelist who has fallen in love with the woman. They begin a volatile relationship. The woman’s paranoia and vision slowly improves. Eventually her baby is returned, but her vision worsens.
“Kotoko” opens in Japan on April 7, 2012. Additionally, the film is scheduled to open in the UK this August, with a DVD and Blu-ray release to follow in October. Spiffy!
Via : Wildgrounds