Naisu no mori: The First Contact (Funky Forest: The First Contact)
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Naisu no mori: The First Contact (Funky Forest: The First Contact)
Taste of Tea director Katsuhito Ishii collaborates with filmmakers Shinichiro Miki and Hajime Ishimine) for this outrageous collection of surreal, short attention span non-sequiturs largely revolving around Guitar Brother (Tadanobu Asano), his randy older sibling, and the pair's portly Caucasian brother. Dance numbers, pillow fights, animation, comedy, and science fiction all combine to create a unique and disorienting viewing experience featuring such highlights as an absurdist tribute to David Cronenberg, an ass-television, and a girl who fires lasers from her forehead in order to battle… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"To describe the film might imbue it with a coherence to which it doesn't aspire."
‑ Mark Rahner, Seattle Times
"Most of the sketches fall flat."
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"There are Bollywood movie musicals that are shorter and more coherent."
‑ Frank Lovece, Film Journal International