Abrasive cult director Shinya Tsukamoto drops the in your face sci-fi elements of his Tetsuo films and studies the horrors of mental illness in the stomach-turning Kotoko.
Using his trademark "shaky camera" to full effect, the style seems better suiting to the subject material here than Tsukamoto's previous films. The sound design is stark, clear and unpleasant for all the right reasons. It's a film that's more than difficult to digest but guarantees to pay off as you give it more thought.
4 dopplegangers out of 5