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Parasaito Ivu

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Japan  •    •  120m  •    •  Directed by: Masayuki Ochiai.  •  Starring: Hiroshi Mikami, Riona Hazuki, Tomoko Nakajima, Ayako Omura, Gorô Inagaki, Hisako Manda, Tetsuya Bessho, Noboru Mitani, Kenzô Kawarasaki, Sanshô Shinsui, Ikkei Watanabe.  •  Music by: Joe Hisaishi.
      Toshiaki Nagashima is a biologist who is doing major research on mitochondria. When his beautiful young wife is tragically involved in a car accident which leaves her brain dead, in desperation he steals her liver from her body in order to recieve the mitochondria from it to resurrect his wife from the dead. The killer mitochondria takes the form of his assistant who then uses the biologist for the host of a terrifying new species that is threatening to take over the world.

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Image from: Parasaito Ivu (1997)
Image from: Parasaito Ivu (1997)
Image from: Parasaito Ivu (1997)
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Image from: Parasaito Ivu (1997)
Image from: Parasaito Ivu (1997)
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This film was beautifully laid out, the plot being subtle and uncontrived, the characters acting a bit outlandish at times, but still with a realism that allowed the forward movement of the tale. Overall, I'd recommend this movie to anyone willing to commit a few hours of their time to the intense psychoanalysis of Japanese story telling needed to grasp even a small portion of this film. Needless to say, I'm still clutching my head and crying for my mother.

SPOILERS BELOW The only thing, in my mind, that detracted from this movie was that the ending scenes (within the kidney patient's hospital) were so unbelievable - even from a SciFi perspective. Why would anythinganyone wait anxiously for 10 billion years for their evolution, only to throw it all away for some weirdo with flaming arms? o_O.


Review by Crystal from the Internet Movie Database.