Co-presented by Japan Foundation,Jet Program

Milocrorze - A Love Story (Milocrorze)

Directed by Yoshimasa Ishibashi



Yoshimasa Ishibashi


Yoshimasa Ishibashi


Takayuki Yamada, Maiko, Anna Ishibashi, Seijun Suzuki


Shochiku Co., Ltd.

Japan 2011 90 mins OV Japanese Subtitles : English
Genre ComedyClassique

MILOCRORZE: A LOVE STORY offers a euphorically demented cinematic experience that could only be equaled by ingesting a fluorescent Amazonian frog. Let's now attempt to synthesize its strange... uh... premise. Seven-year-old Ovreneli Vreneligare lived peacefully, alone with his cat. Everything changed when the splendid 35-year-old Milocrorze sat next to him on a bench. From then on, Ovreneli Vreneligare worked tirelessly to afford a big house that would allow him to seduce Milocrorze. However, a sad reality remains even in fables: love can be cruel. But you, the young man, have a solution when you're in the throes of an emotional crisis! Call Besson Kumagai's phone service right away and he'll teach you a ton of simple tricks to finally get girls to fall into your arms as if your life were a beer commercial! However, all Besson's advice would be useless for Tamon. His beloved Yuri has been kidnapped and he would do anything to get her back. On his bloody quest, Tamon will become a ferocious samurai cutting down anyone who stands in the way of Yuri. And on that road, there will be many people...

No need to look any further, your dose of festive cinema with typical Japanese absurd surrealism is here. MILOCRORZE, a tour de force by director Yoshimasa Ishibashi, the man behind the delirious series THE FUCCON FAMILY, aligns three distinct stories that follow one another – a pastel but mischievous fairy-tale world, the Japanese television universe where a hilarious hype-man offers advice in seduction of dubious taste, then the brutal quest of a samurai criss-crossing a timeless place combining medieval Japan with cyberpunk elements. All of this is enhanced by numerous visual and musical references to popular culture (from Miyazaki to MAD MAX to classical Japanese painting!), goofy dance numbers, an epic jazzy battle as magnificent as it is destructive (you have to see it to believe it), and so much more! Aesthetically, MILOCRORZE is a work of art on film and its compulsively meticulous artistic direction will make your eyes dangerously wide. Takayuki Yamada (GANTZ, CROWS ZERO) takes great pleasure in all this madness and brilliantly embodies three diametrically opposed roles with contagious pleasure. So do like Ovreneli Vreneligare and come and fall in love with MILOCRORZE (again!). You’ll never forget it. Translation : Rupert Bottenberg