I liked this one, despite the fact the girls are at the top end of my preferred age scale: 15 year olds probably played by 18 years olds, but still looking innocent and youthful.This film is about pedophilia, perversion and prostitution through the eyes of 15-17 year old high school girls. It was filmed entirely using mini digital cameras mounted in bizarre places (like in a bowl of soup, on a pair of chopsticks and up a girl's skirt).
It's a heavy, disturbing subject right off the bat. That plus the unconventional camera-work rings of "pretentious art house film". But somehow Hideaki Anno pulls it off. I suspect that it's because this is a sort of *tongue-in-cheek* pretentious art house film. Unlike certain snotty Cannes Film Festival contenders who seem to take themselves too seriously.
They still look and are younger than several other actresses in films that are released here.
Im not the biggest fan of slanty eyes, but I can cope with it
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