It’s refreshing to watch Japanese movies again. I’m grateful that Kissasian.sh has been coming out with more Japanese dramas and movies recently. 「何者」or Nanimono literally “Somebody” stood out to me. You know how Japanese productions often explore deep into the human psyche and depict humanity in all its rawness and complexity. It doesn’t care if it looks humane or not. It’s grounded and tells things as is– The dire reality devoid of any social inhibition. It gets into your head and feels as if it’s burning your insides. Yet at the end of it all, it never fails to hint at some form of hope or light or peace? There’s always catharsis. There’s an acknowledgment, even acceptance, of what is. Sometimes you get to see that there’s a tragic beauty to it. It’s unique to Japanese art forms.
I can only stomach this type of movie once in a while when I need a break. It takes a toll on me. On most days, I need to unwind with something lighter.
Offering us a slice of the lives of job seekers, the movie artfully shows how and why different people use social media. It reveals what really goes inside the characters’ minds and calls them out for being dishonest with themselves. It also gives insight to adulting and some societal standards.
Also, the OST gave justice to the movie. 👍