The imagery and the darkness were well portrayed. The scenes of child sexual abuse were never visceral on-screen, transitioning well and blending with the mother in the right places; yet still impactful. The gore was pretty heavy but not as controversial as I thought it was going to be; possibly because it was out in 2005?
Quite surreal at times, although some of the acting, especially near the end, really let it down, Hiroshi Ohguchi played an excellent part as the perverted father though. Not a terrible film by any means, but it didn’t really grip me as I wanted it too.