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Twilight of the Cockroaches


Director Hiroaki Yoshida chose the much maligned cockroach as the subject of this allegorical live-action/animated feature to represent the Japanese and the negative way in which they are perceived in the world. Throughout the film, the title insects' behavior subtly mimics that of contemporary Japanese society and their underlying belief that eventually they may come to rule the world (in the director's opinion). The symbolism will be most accessible to those familiar with Japan, those who aren't will...more