After delivering gonzo efforts like “Why Don’t You Play In Hell?,” “Love Exposure” and “Cold Fish,” Sion Sono is coming to the Toronto International Film Festival Midnight Madness lineup with his latest “Tokyo Tribe.” And the filmmaker is once again ready to drop a whole lotta crazy.
Blending hip hop, the yakuza and the director’s trademark visuals, we’ll leave it to the synopsis to try and explain what the heck is going on in the trailer for this musical thing: Set in an alternate Tokyo of the near future, director Sion Sono continues his run of sensational films with the explosive street gang tale Tokyo Tribe. Tokyo Tribe is the first live-action adaptation of the best-selling manga series Tokyo Tribe 2, by Santa Inoue, which has sold two million copies and has been published in Asia and the west to great popularity.
Okay, that didn’t help much, but this is one you gotta see to believe. Watch below.