Sunday, October 11, 2009
Second Moon is very odd. The premise, a confidence man of sorts, Don Jim (Jim Finn) has evidently been terribly hurt by this woman of whom we only see her feet over a balcony, as she flicks pre-printed cards down in answer to his questions. In response to her rejection, he begins a business, "Art of Love", which helps women cheat on their husbands. The men he hires to help these women don't appear to be having sex with them, they are, I guess you would say, look outs, there to run interference in case a woman's husband gets wise.
In order to work for Don Jim all of his "employees" must take a vow to never get personally involved with a woman, never have her move in and above all else never have her cook for you. Of course, top agent Q (Andre Ing), unwittingly winds up doing all of the above and must keep it a secret from Don Jim.
All this sounds straightforward, but the film is anything but, there's a man in a santa suit, a tranny who's literally buried his/her manhood. The scenes with over exposed light, would seem to signal an event of not actual happenings, but it tended to be the opposite, when you thought something actually took place to move the plot along, that would turn out to be a dream sequence.
The only likable thing I found about the piece is it falls under a Film and Food hightlight -M (Jennifer Shin) Q's contraband girlfriend, is often shown sensually preparing wonderful meals for him, night after night he comes home to devour these beautiful dishes as she looks on lovingly.
[Director Masahiro Sugano]
Rating: Pretty 4th Toe