I have seen a few documentaries in the past about Issei Sagawa. So I went into this doc with no real expectations at all. I thought I might hear about what new exploits he got himself in. Well, I got much more than I ever could expect. A new character in the sordid story, his brother Jun. These two siblings open up to each other about themselves. I don’t know how to explain it but somehow these two guys not just siblings but broken in a way that is not something most people experience.
What starts out about Issei the murderer of his Dutch classmate, Renée Hartevelt. Her murder is done for the sole purpose to consume her flesh. This crime is discussed and so it the manga book he wrote about it based on the Rolling Stones song about his case “Too Much Blood”. The insanity of his crime and the fact Issei is now a tiny old man masks his true nature. Even though he speaks on it and makes it clear he is broken. It doesn’t seem plausible he actually is capable of violence. Until you meet Jun and are introduced to his demons. Then it is clear. Issei is the monster he professes to be and it isn’t just him. The film doesn’t speak for the victim. But it does do one thing correctly. And that is brought to light that monsters exist.
Vice did a story that should be read about Issei. https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/7bwvvx/whos-hungry-502-v16n1
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