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||IMDB Rating: 6.3/10 from votes
||Release: 14 July 2012 (Japan) /
||Genre: Drama, Horror
||Director: Kyôko Okazaki,
||Stars: Anne Suzuki, Erika Sawajiri, Gô Ayano, Hirofumi Arai, Kaori Momoi, Kiko Mizuhara, May Pakdee, Mieko Harada, Nao Ômori, Shinobu Terajima, Shô Aikawa, Susumu Terajima, Yôsuke Kubozuka, Yukari Shiomi, Yumiko Hara
||Synopsis: Top star Ririko undergoes multiple cosmetic surgeries to her entire body. As her surgeries show side effect, Ririko makes the lives of those around her miserable as she tries to deal with her career and her personal problems.
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Its posters and other promotional materials may sell it based on skin
and sex, but there is really so much more to former fashion
photographer turned director Mika Ninagawa's sophomore film 'Helter
Skelter'. At the risk of sounding clichéd, what you think you know
about the movie is really only skin-deep, as this adaptation of Kyoko
Okazaki's award- winning manga proves to be one of the most riveting
Japanese films we've seen in a long while - thanks to its bold take on
an absolutely timely subject.
Essentially a cautionary tale on the pursuit of beauty and fame, it
weaves a compelling psychosexual horror drama around a fictional
celebrity named Lilico. Rather than start at the beginning, Ninagawa
introduces her audience to Lilico at the height of her popularity, the
latter's flawless doll-like features and to-die-for figure making her
the object of desire for young girls around the country. Every teenage
girl wants to be like her, and that in turn has made her the subject of
intense media interest, which explains her appearance on almost every
fashion magazine and her crossover into the world of movies.
Unbeknownst to her adoring fans, everything about her is manufactured
well, except her "eyeballs, ears, fingernails and pussy". The extent of
her radical makeover is never shown, but hinted at especially with the
sudden appearance one day of her sister, a plump and dorky girl whom
you would never in your wildest imaginations ever think was related to
Lilico. Her individuality stripped completely in order for her to be
the vessel of others' desires, Lilico thrives on the affirmation of her
adulating fans, most of whom are no less shallow than her.
A more conventional narrative might have opted to paint Lilico as
someone we are supposed to sympathise with, but Kaneko Arisa's script
eschews such contrivances in favour of a fully formed character study.
Much as we might be inclined to empathise with her for being
manipulated by her talent agency boss, a domineering mother figure whom
Lilico calls Mama (Kaori Momoi), we also learn that she is no angel on
the inside, especially in the way that she psychologically manipulates
her assistant Michiko (Shinobu Terajima) and the latter's boyfriend
Shin (Go Ayano).
Like a tightly coiled spring, Ninagawa carefully builds the tension as
Lilico's precarious life unravels bit by bit. Turns out that Lilico's
plastic surgery clinic uses illegal and worse, unsafe methods on
their clients, and is being investigated by a public prosecutor named
Makoto (Omori Nao). Not only does Lilico find her seemingly perfect
façade crumbling with black patches, the drug she injects into her body
to maintain her decaying complexion gives her hallucinations, her
brittle state of mind further battered by her declining popularity
following the rise of a new fresh-faced model Kiko (Yoshikawa Kozue).
Truly remarkable is the razor-sharp precision by which Ninagawa
portrays the dangers and pitfalls of modern-day society's obsession
with beauty and fame. On one hand, the movie criticises the celebrities
who would go under the knife just to look more and more like what
others would love for them to; on the other, it chastises the
hypocritical nature of their fans, who would be just as effusive in
idolising them as they are swift in switching loyalties. Without one,
there would not be the other, and Ninagawa makes an empathetic point
that either is equally culpable for constructing and reinforcing a
vision of beauty that is ultimately unattainable.
But more than just social commentary, Ninagawa offers an experience in
her film that deserves to be felt. Part of that is the visual palette
she has chosen, from the playful colours of Lilico's photography sets
to the garishly red-saturated interiors of Lilico's apartment to the
simple but no less memorable image of a blue butterfly in Lilico's
hallucinations. Part of that is also her stylishly executed shot
compositions which combined with some nifty techniques she deploys
make for plenty of visual fodder to keep you fascinated.
All that visual trickery would be for naught without a strong
character- driven narrative and this is where Arisa's script truly
shines. Every character is clearly defined in relation to Lilico
whether is it the authoritarian Mama who had helped shape Lilico in the
form of her youthful self, or the over-accommodating Michiko whose
blind allegiance to Lilico destroys her life, or Lilico's one and only
romantic interest Nanbu (Yosuke Kubozuka) who leaves her to marry a
politician's daughter and what is especially interesting is the
consistent use of a narrative device that where each of these
characters gives his or her perception of Lilico.
Such an approach means that a lot hinges on Erika Sawajiri's
performance as Lilico, and thankfully she is absolutely stunning in the
role. Returning to showbiz after a five-year absence, Sawajiri inhabits
the character completely, her brave and utterly committed portrayal of
a starlet's fall from the heights of celebrity heavens spellbinding in
its intensity. Veterans Momoi and Terajima provide fine supporting
acts, but the show belongs absolutely to Sawajiri, letting her audience
feel ever so keenly Lilico's fears, insecurities, anxieties, and
Both as a richly realised character study as well as a critique on
today's celebrity culture and obsession over beauty, 'Helter Skelter'
rises tall above its soft-porn impressions to amaze as one of the rare
Japanese films that works as biting social commentary. Sure, some might
argue that it tends to go over-the-top with an almost surrealistic
feel, but that very quality makes it all the more mesmerising to
examine what is in itself a seemingly ludicrous preoccupation. It is
dark comedy at its very best, fascinating to watch every step of the
way and perhaps one of the most unique films you'll see this year.
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, Erika Sawajiri
, Gô Ayano
, Hirofumi Arai
, Kaori Momoi
, Kiko Mizuhara
, May Pakdee
, Mieko Harada
, Nao Ômori
, Shinobu Terajima
, Shô Aikawa
, Susumu Terajima
, Yôsuke Kubozuka
, Yukari Shiomi
, Yumiko Hara
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