Philosophy Of A Knife Review
Written by: eDogg2012
I'm not sure how to describe this one really , I'll just use Iskanovs words from the introduction... "this is not a horror movie", "this is not a documentary" , " this film is not for entertainment " , " this film is not for everybody " " this film is a recreation of a piont of view " All that being said , for those unfimilar with the story, its about the Japanese "Unit 731 ". which in the 30's and 40's carried out many many horrible experiments on human subjects , kidnapped chinese and russian civilians.
All these experiments were to see how diff things affect/destroy the human body. The film is shot almost completely in b&w ( which doesnt lessen the blow of the torture being endured) The only dialog in the movie is a occasional narrator and footage of a old russian man that lived right by Unit 731 being interviewed.
The torture is pretty hardcore and I cringed in a few spots (let me know when u get to the cockroach scene ) and its all mixed in with Iskanovs crazy film and audio style. It is 4hrs long and broken into 2 parts on the dvd , so it may take a couple sittings to get through it. I guess I can sum it up by saying this is one fucked up history lesson.