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Funky Forest: The First Contact

Straight outta Japan comes this utterly bizarre sketch comedy film. Director Katsuhito Ishii (maker of Midnight Movie fave Shark Skin Man and Peach Hip Girl) teams up with actors Tadanobu Asano (Ichi the Killer) and Ryo Kase (Scrap Heaven) to spin a string of surreal, sci-fi-inspired skits involving dance numbers, pillow fights and floating space blobs. If space aliens kidnapped David Cronenberg then crashed their UFO into the set of a Japanese sitcom, it might look something like Funky Forest. Or not. In Japanese with English subtitles. 150 minutes R.