Pu Pu no Monogatari (1998)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Road Movie  |   Run Time - 73 min.  |   Countries - Japan  |  
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Synopsis by Jonathan Crow

Hello Kitty meets Quentin Tarantino in this loopy, kitschy road movie obstentibly about the search for the grave of a baby pig who was cruelly devoured by wolves. Or at least that's what butch Fu (Reiko Matsuo) tells her beautiful, demanding friend Suzu (Sakura Uehara) -- and any one else they encounter -- as they travel about a grassy countryside with a foundling baby in tow. Though Fu seems to have the muscle of the duo -- at one point she beats up a couple overly pushy lads for trying to feel up her friend -- Suzu calls the shots. When she gets annoyed with the baby's constant crying, she simply nudges the carriage down a hill as Fu looks on. While hitchhiking, they get a ride from a golfing pro driving a wicked blue Cadillac. When the golfer guy tries to cop a feel, things turn ugly. Suddenly the golfer's head bursts open; the duo is saved by the mysterious Trunk Man who emerges from the boot of the Caddie brandishing a rather large gun. At the same time, Suzu sends a letter in order to blackmail her former lover, Kishima (Hayato Kunimura). Married and living in a tent, he panics and gets a gun himself. Soon Suzu, Fu, Trunk Man, and Kishima are on a violent, and very silly, collision course. This film was directed by former Seijun Suzuki assistant director Kensaku Watanabe.