This chapter analyzes Miike Takashi's film Visitor Q (Bijitā Kyū, 2001), which sees a stranger integrate himself into a family's life and acts as a surreal catalyst to bring the family back together. Miike's film contains a series of references to well-known social problems which are facing modern Japanese society. Unlike Hollywood films that allow the audience to maintain a safe distance from the sex and violence in the film so they are not forced to consider them as related to their own lives, the audience in Visitor Q is forced to confront their own culpability in the actions and their continuing desire to watch.
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