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July 19, 2017

Episode 332: Visitor Q (2001)

Special Guest: Tom Mes
Guest Co-Hosts: Kevin Heffernan, Patrick Bromley

Written by , the 2001 movie from prolific director Takashi Miike Visitor Q tells the story of a family in disarray. The unemployed father (Ken'ichi Endô) a former newsman who laid off after an unfortunate incident, the mother (Shungiku Uchida) a heroin addict who prostitutes herself for money to get a fix, the son (Jun Mutô) is a victim of bullying who then bullies his own mother, and the daughter (Fujiko) who has left home to become a prostitute as well. When the titular Visitor Q (Kazushi Watanabe) shows up... things change.

Special guest Tom Mes, author of Agitator: The Cinema of Takashi Miike, discusses Miike's career. Co-Hosts Patrick Bromley and Kevin Heffernan join Mike to examine Visitor Q as well as François Ozon's Sitcom and Pier Paolo Pasolini's Teorema (1968).

Listen/Download Now:

Buy Visitor Q on DVD
Buy Sitcom on DVD
Buy Teorema on DVD
Buy Agitator: The Cinema of Takashi Miike by Tom Mes
Buy Re-Agitator: A Decade of Writing on Takashi Miike by Tom Mes
Buy Iron Man: The Cinema of Shinya Tsukamoto by Tom Mes
Read Knot and Gender blog by Kevin Heffernan
Read The Crawling Eye Cult Media Blog by Kevin Heffernan
Visit F This Movie! for more of Patrick Bromley

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