Yesterday, a trailer for Sion Sono’s Love and Peace came out. It’s entirely in Japanese. Even if it were in English, it would probably be difficult to know what the hell is going on. But it’s also very weird and awesome. It’s Sion Sono. Why wouldn’t it be?
Over at TwitchFilm, they have this synopsis, which just barely helps understand what we see in the trailer:
In the summer of 2015 in Tokyo, Japan. Ryoichi dreamed of becoming a punk rocker when he was younger, but became a timid salaryman at a musical instrument parts company. He has feelings for Yuko, but he can't tell her how he feels..
One day, he has a fateful meeting with a turtle on the rooftop of a department store. He names the turtle Pikadon and he adores it, but his co-workers laugh at him. Ryoichi throws Pikadon into the toilet. He regrets what he did. The turtle though goes through sewerage and meets an old man who lives in the underground. Something then happens.
I’m still lost. But I am also going to see this film so hard when it comes out in America.