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Wednesday, 30 July 2014

2LDK (2003)

There's a regular kind of crazy, something that most of us have felt at least once in our life, and then there's a jealous, bitter as all hell kind of crazy that takes the meaning of the word to a whole new level of pain. Yukihiko Tsutsumi's half of the Duel Project features just two women (Maho Nonami and Eiko Koike) alone in an apartment (the 2LDK) who know the second kind first-hand. They have very different personalities but a common goal. Unfortunately, it’s not a goal that can be shared. Someone will have to lose.
It’s a big apartment, but the tension between the two women and their bubbling inner-bitch reduces it to a claustrophobic space that the camera explores in a kind of horror movie fashion. The ending is excellent.

3 lines overstepped out of 5

You can find Ryûhei Kitamura’s half of the project HERE.

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