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Nanami: The Inferno of First Love (1968)
"Hatsukoi: Jigoku-hen" (original title)

X  |   |  Drama  |  10 June 1969 (USA)
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A teenage goldsmith with a dark past tragically falls in love with a young nude model.

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A teenage goldsmith with a dark past tragically falls in love with a young nude model.

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Nippon New Wave
14 May 2007 | by (Tokyo, Japan) – See all my reviews

Well who says the Japanese can't do French? A long slow-paced drama about a man with a past. A past that screws up his potential romances. Apparently his father was a bad man and now he can only talk to loose chicks.

The core is about first love in general. Most of us have dealt with it. This is how this one guy tries to.

The filming is sehr arty and you know the dialogue was deliberate. The pace reminds one of a student film at times and the camera-work was good for the seemingly non-existent budget.

I saw this on video years ago and saw it again in Tokyo during an art house revival. I wish it were better known.

This is one you can take your lady to as well.


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