Kuro, the term is Japanese for the color black or ‘dark’. And dark this film is, but it also has a simple plot but told in a very unique way.
I have provided the plot synopsis below because the film got a little confusing and I’ll explain that later on:
Romi, a Japanese woman living in Paris, works in a karaoke bar. At home in the suburbs, she tends to her paraplegic lover Milou. To pass the time she recounts to him a story alluding to a period they once spent together in Japan.
The best way to explain the storytelling in “Kuro” is:
- The dialogue does not follow what’s happening on screen.
- We never see the stories that Remi recounts, we only hear them (thank God for that).