[REVIEW] Jigoku no Hanazono Office Royale 地獄の花園 Absurd but Funny
There are movies you watch to pass the time, because you find them interesting after reading the plot, the characters they play and then these...... absurd, useless but which make you laugh and not think about anything. This is the movie.
Released in 2021, Jigoku no Hanazono or Hell's Garden, directed by director Seki Kazuaki, has an absurd plot, one of these films that if they told you about it you would not watch, but once you start, it amuses you so much that you drop everything and do as you used to do, watch a movie because it makes you have fun and have a good time (now it's analyzing everything down to the color of the hair).
The plot, in itself, would not make sense to tell it enough to talk about the film itself, but in short it is a world in which the office ladies, the employees, form groups within the companies where they work, a real gang. As with all gangs the internal factions are different and they fight each other for control of the company they work for. It's not a war or guerrilla because the employees work normally, the relationship with their male colleagues is normal, with their bosses. And here already the absurd and funny about the fact that none of them notices it, or rather, doesn't care about it as if it were nothing. Yet they see them with bruises, bandages and blood but as if it didn't exist, life goes on as normal.
The narrator of the story is one of the employees, not part of any side, but a simple employee like her 2 colleagues. Not to mention the fact that this is the beautiful Nagano Mai, she takes no sides and avoids disputes to live the happy life of an office worker. Even the leaders of the 3 internal factions are famous actresses, as are practically all the main cast, with characters and roles that you would never expect (I show you some of them below) and that you never stop laughing once you see them.
These yakuza-style feuds, or rather school youth gangs, it turns out that it is not only linked to that company but the same happens in the others, thus we witness scenes in which the strongest of our main company fights with those of the others, up to at the point of ……. Well! That's enough, I don't want to spoil the vision.
One movie I recommend watching, is in Japanese, but can also be found with English subtitles with some research. It is a film that deserves, I repeat not for the beauty, apart from that of the protagonists (all of them wonderful), but for having fun without thinking about anything.
Source for actors picture: mydramalist