The Forest of Love (2019) - Rotten Tomatoes

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The Forest of Love (2019)




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An examination of the darkness of human behavior, The Forest of Love introduces Jo Murata, a merciless man who uses his charisma to manipulate the people around him. Murata meets Shin and a group of aspiring filmmakers who decide Murata and his turbulent relationship with Mitsuko would be the perfect subject for their film. As the group grows closer during filming, lies become indistinguishable from the truth and the limits of humanity are tested resulting in acts as shocking as they are gruesome.

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as Kyoko Hinami
Kyoko Hinami
as Shinnosuke Mitsushima
Kippei Shiina
as Joe Murata
Michael Shen
as Joe Murata
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Critic Reviews for The Forest of Love

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (2)

An exuberant psychosexual blood-feast made by the kind of movie-obsessed madman whose irrepressible life force can only be expressed through a camera lens.

October 14, 2019 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

There's something mesmerizing about the excess.

October 11, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

It might not be an easy watch, but it is a compelling and emotional powerful exploration of the darkness of the human being and his sexuality.

August 22, 2020 | Full Review…

It's a brutal thriller, full of gore and twisted characters, in which Sono establishes a kind of review of all his authorship and, at the same time, inspects the most sinister corners of human nature. [Full review in Spanish]

June 29, 2020 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

The Forest of Love offers a dizzying kaleidoscope of outrageous imagery and tangled flashbacks that will reward attentive viewers but may just as easily prove insufferable to the uninitiated or ill-prepared.

April 29, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It's an ultra-violent thriller about uniformed teenage school girls, a suicide pact, wannabe filmmakers, artistic creation turning evil, a conman and, of course, a serial killer.

December 7, 2019 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

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