Tsukamoto's Haze is a nightmarish journey
into the mind of man who is trapped in a tiny, cramped concrete structure. The man is alone in this dark, creepy world with no idea how or why he has arrived there. Tsukamoto's style is very prevalent in this film, using sound design and aggressive camerawork to put the viewer into this dark, nightmarish place. I would arge that his style fits this film better than almost any of his other films and it's just creepy and atmospheric as it gets in cinema. I feel that a warning should be attached to this film for anyone dealing with claustrophobia because I don't think I've ever seen another film which makes it more apparent and resonant. At 50 minutes in length, its a quick watch that packs an ambiguous ending that really grabbed me both intellectually and emotionally. It's dark, dingy and hard to watch at times but in the end it's just a beautiful film with a final shot that leaves the viewer devastated. I don't want to give anything away, but for me this film is essentially an allegory about how loneliness can consume our lives and it's without a doubt another unique and though-provoking piece of cinema from Shinya Tsukamota.
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