The Suffering of Ninko

Directed by
Norihiro Niwatsukino
Produced by
| 2019 | N/A

Beyond weird even by Japanese standards, according to Variety. The Suffering of Ninko is a wild fever dream that combines several cinematic and artistic traditions, from animation to ukiyo-e, into a jaw-dropping cinematic outburst that must be seen to be believed. Ninko is a devout and unusually handsome young Buddhist monk in Edo-period Japan—with a serious predicament: wherever he goes women and men find him sexually irresistible and follow him around like rats to the Pied Piper.