Nisou no Kuzu

Dialogue Between Two

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Synonyms: Thinking and Drawing: Nihon no Shinseiki Art Animation, Thinking and Drawing: Japanese Art Animation of the New Millennium
Japanese: 二層の葛
English: Dialogue Between Two
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: 2004
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Source: Original
Genre: Avant GardeAvant Garde
Duration: 7 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


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The dialogue in question takes place between a woman, who appears to be submerged in water, and a man who sits by a tree on sandy soil. The messages the couple sends back and forth to one another take the form of metaphor: a seed, a fish, a thorn, and so on.

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Seike, Mika
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Dec 12, 2018
Mixed Feelings
At it's core, Nisou no Kuzu is riddled with dialectical shifts. It follows 2 submerged individuals, man and a woman, in what is seemingly a couple quarrel. This is where objective evaluation stops as we're evidently left to interpret it however we want. Ultimately, I was left with an impression that it's nothing but a clash of 2 contrasting standpoints. Seeds, fishes, thorns, eggs, ants are serving as instruments of conversation. I don't see them being metaphors for anything in specific.

Subtle nuances in it's narrative are nothing short of confusing, which is most noticeable during it's closure. It's story is filled with details, photo-realistic art ...

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