The Austin Film Society presents VISITOR Q (Bizita Q)
2001, distributed by Media Blasters, screenplay by Itaru Era, cinematography by Hideo Yamamoto, digital, color, 84 min.
Cast: Kenichi Endo, Shungiku Uchida, Kazushi Watanabe, Shoko Nakahara, Jun Muto
Miike - VISITOR QUnlike the destructive "Visitor" in Pasolini's TEOREMA or Susana in Bunuel's film of that name, this visitor to the Yamazaki family creates a new order out of unbelievable chaos. The teenage son, who beats his mother for the slightest excuse, is himself bullied and humiliated by three classmates. The father is a failed TV journalist destroyed by his desperate search for reality TV content. Thanks to Q's presence, the mother discovers the power and joy of her body, the father gets high and destroys enemies, the son decides to study, and the daughter finally comes home from the street, but before reaching that point the family must journey over a rocky road littered with corpses and shattered taboos.
Added by unwiredben on March 30, 2005