Elegant Beast (Shitoyakana kedamono)
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Elegant Beast (Shitoyakana kedamono)
The intrigue inside the usual overcrowded apartment of an atypical Japanese family recalls the court intrigues of the glorious 11th-12th century Heian period when courtesans who were not allowed outside the court listened behind screens to keep up with current love affairs and manipulations for power (the two not always separate). In this case, the court nobility is exchanged for a mother and father out to get as much money as they can, and a son who has just embezzled millions from his boss. His boss is exceedingly upset not just at the loss of the money, but at the loss of Elvis Presley as… More