Funky Forest: The First Contact (Naisu no Mori: The First Contact)
Funky Forest: The First Contact (Naisu no Mori: The First Contact) (2005)

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),… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 22, 2005
DVD Release Date: March 18, 2008
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Mark Rahner
Seattle Times

To describe the film might imbue it with a coherence to which it doesn't aspire.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

Most of the sketches fall flat.

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Frank Lovece
Film Journal International

There are Bollywood movie musicals that are shorter and more coherent.

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Flixster User Reviews
Tsubaki Sanjuro
Being "random" doesn't equal being funny, creative or interesting. Let this movie be a lesson for anyone thinking "random" means good.
Christopher Brown
Saw this one at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival and it ranks up there along with Schizopolis and a midnight showing of Army of Darkness as my favourite… More
Greg S
Essentially, a set of absurdist short films from three different directors, sharing some of the same characters, arranged into a sort of surrealist SHORT CUTS.… More
Lesley N
Ignore the synopsis on Flixster, this is a series of silly, strange or outright bizarre sketches by three Japanese directors, loosely linked by sharing the… More