Once again, here's Richard Brunton checking in from Dead by Dawn with a look at Shinya Tsukamoto's latest.
'm a big Asian film fan, I really enjoy the subtler side of their cinema and the way they understand the art of putting the viewer at unease, something in Western cinema we seem to have lost the art of, preferring big visuals and loud bangs.
So I was interested to see some of the latest Asian offerings and this one sounded particularly intriguing. The shorter IMDB blurb provides much mystery: "A man wakes up to find himself locked in a tiny, cramped concrete room, in which he can barely move..."
...and that's where the film began, a man trapped in a darkened series of connected torturous traps.