Kaizokuban Bootleg Film
First screened in April 2018 / Most recently screened in May 2020
Director: Masahiro Kobayashi. Cast: Kippei Shîna, Akira Emoto, Kazue Takani, Kazuki Kitamura, Maika, Tamaki, Wakaba Nakano. Screenplay: Masahiro Kobayashi. Twitter Capsule:
Title winks at quick-and-dirty genre homage and at male identities as crap dubs of lost, mythic originals.
Kobayashi riffs on everyone from Godard to the Coens to Tarantino, occasionally absorbing weaknesses (especially QT's) as well as strengths.
Struck me as thin and crass the first time. Later, I credited it with more layers and self-consciousness, but mileage will vary. Anomaly for Kobayashi?