12 out of 12 people found the following review useful:
not good porno,but beautiful drama
akihiko torimaru (badass0514) from Tokyo, Japan
18 March 2002
This film was made for Nikkatsu roman porno(not hardcore,off course shot
35mm).I went to see some kind of erotic movie with couple of guys wearing
highschool uniform in Mitaka(on the outskirts of Tokyo).
We were shocked after seeing LOVE HOTEL.It was not porno we expected,just
beautiful and sad story,great cinematography and good acting!It's just
I saw it again 10 years after,still great to me.Story is not so
twisted,written by Takashi Ishii(GONIN),despaired man meets part-time
prostitute just before his suicide and sad story starts.
Shinji Soumai who recently passed away is one of most respected director
It is very very hard to find copy in foreign,but I believe it's worthy,if
you like aftertaste like SHELTERING SKY.
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