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The Imp of the Perverse

Arakimentari

by DAVID BIELLO

A documentary by Travis Klose, 2004.• Japanese and English (with Japanese and English subtitles). 75 mins. •Color.

Nobuyoshi Araki is one of the world's great photographers. Or one of the world's great pornographers. You decide, or let his models, pop singer Bjork, or actor and director Takeshi Kitano decide for you. That's what first-time director Travis Klose aims at with Arakirnentari, his short paean to one of Japan's living legends.

Klose starts with a frenetic montage of questions, statements and Araki's photographs, setting up the…

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