David Desser d-desser at uiuc.edu
Thu Oct 25 11:15:34 EDT 2001

on 10/25/01 1:43 AM, Michael Dancsok at dunchoke at hotmail.com wrote:

> Anybody know if A2 will be aired in the near future?
> Michael Dancsok

A2 will be screened at the Pusan International Film Festival in November,
which will be showing a large number of Japanese films overall.

David Desser
>> A2 (Japan)  Dir: Mori Tatsuya
>> The filmmaker had the courage to get inside a sect, Aum, that
>> committed criminal actions. He was wondering whether there was more
>> to this group than the demonic image imposed by the media.  He
>> shows the sect and Japanese society facing each other like twins,
>> like mirror images.  The film expresses a sense of the confusion of
>> our post-modern world.  It gives a frightening picture of a society
>> under stress, where the germs of totalitarianism can very easily
>> surge in order to restore a lost consensus.

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