Screened as part of NZIFF 2009
A dazzling, demented epic filled beyond bursting point with Catholic guilt, kick-ass kung fu schoolgirls, a loony cult led by a teenage girl with a green budgie - and what has to be the most upskirt panty shots in history. Of course Incredibly Strange couldn't resist. Yu is the traumatised son of a widower-turned-Catholic priest who admonishes his son to confess so many sins that the 17-year-old takes up new ones to gratify his father's religious zeal. His sin of surreptitiously photographing up the skirts of unsuspecting women turns out to be a profitable sideline, but his deal with a porn company comes undone when he falls in love with the feisty Yoko.
“Religion, family and sexual mores are satirically skewered and slowly roasted... Evoking an unhinged Ken Russell on a sushi binge, [director] Sion Sono confirms his reputation for excess (Suicide Club) with this delirious, hypnotic, four-hour marathon.” — Russell Edwards, Variety