Keizoku/Eiga (2000, JAP) C-119m. ** D: Yukihiko Tsutsumi. Starring Miki Nakatani, Atsuro Watabe, Shigeru Izumiya, Koyuki, Raita Ryu. Big-screen version of a popular TV series is a grotesque mystery about several characters who are invited to an island by a girl who lost her parents in a boating accident 15 years ago. It turns out she wants to get her revenge. Far from being as straight-forward as it sounds, this contains quite a lot of wacky Japanese humor, outrageous set-pieces and twists. Very uneven but quite stylish, so cult fans should give it a look. English title: KEIZOKU: THE MOVIE.

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