Kiyoshi is a brooding young man who treats women solely as objects. Makoto is a young woman who is just reaching her sexual awakening. She and her friends accept car rides from middle aged ...
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In Osaka's slum, youth without futures engage in pilfering, assault and robbery, prostitution, and the buying and selling of identity cards and of blood. Alliances constantly shift. Tatsu ... See full summary »
Kiyoshi is a brooding young man who treats women solely as objects. Makoto is a young woman who is just reaching her sexual awakening. She and her friends accept car rides from middle aged men, although they state it is nothing more than fun with no intention of leading those men on. Kiyoshi and Makoto meet when he saves her from one of those middle aged men who tries to take advantage of her. Despite treating each other abusively, they start a relationship with each other which leads to what they call love, but feels more like an emotional dependence on each other to rebel against traditional society. Each with no money, they start to extort money from these middle aged men who she leads on. This act is only one demonstration of the only power they feel they have, namely sex, which they use against others as well as against each other in their doomed relationship. Written by
I watched this movie during an international film course at my university and I will not forgive them for making me watch this! Did I miss something because I thought this movie was just a complete waste of my time. You can't relate to any of the characters; the women are dumb and easy, the men dumb and ruthless. The beginning especially was terrible: a girl who almost gets raped is saved by a man who later rapes her himself.
I was like... huh??? What's the point in watching this for educational purposes at the university? Why not watch good old Japanese comedies instead (e.g. Juzo Itami's movies)? I was irritated that I wasted time with this movie. Advise:Just figure out what movies YOU like and stay away from this one!
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