- Overall 8.0
- Story 8.5
- Acting/Cast 8.0
- Music 8.5
- Rewatch Value 6.0
"Pieta in the Toilet" could be an excellent melodrama, yet the complicated narrative tones a film not too easy to watch.
At first the protagonist is diagnosed with cancer, 28 years and tals, something that shocks, blah, blah, blah.
Sonoda's reaction is one of the apathy to His news. He tries to continue working as if nothing had happened, initially rejecting concerns and treatment at the hospital. A failed artist, he chooses read more to sully himself to a premature death. Until by chance, he intervenes to help young Mai ... Their relationship is a "stranger": he a young man about to die; Her a minor school girl.
It may seem absurd an insanity or strangeness, but nowadays, this is almost as routine, we live in an upside down era, a reversal of moral ethics, yet in the incredible movie everything seems to make sense, nothing is absurd, if Paying attention deliberately in the narrative gives to realize what the director wants to pass as moral ...
The story is inspired by Osamu Tezuka's diaries for the end of his life and sees Sonoda wanting to leave something behind after he dies, as well as pay homage to Takuto's mother and never at the same time, recreating the image of Pieta naturally in a bathroom.
Switching emotions and scripting is difficult, have to be open-minded and act in a natural way to facilitate the flow of the story and understand that this is a good movie.