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Tokyo Decadence (1992)
"Topâzu" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  30 April 1993 (USA)
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A submissive hooker goes about her trade, suffering abuse at the hands of Japanese salarymen and Yakuza types. She's unhappy about her work, and is apparently trying to find some sort of ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Miho Nikaido ...
Ai
Sayoko Amano
Tenmei Kano
Masahiko Shimada ...
Mr. Ishioka (Mr. Satoh)
Yayoi Kusama
Chie Sema
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Magayasu Ishihara
Hiroshi Mikami
Nami Nosaki
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A submissive hooker goes about her trade, suffering abuse at the hands of Japanese salarymen and Yakuza types. She's unhappy about her work, and is apparently trying to find some sort of appeasement for the fact that her lover has married. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Erotic sex or dangerous fantasy?

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Rated NC-17 for strong, explicit, sado-masochistic sexuality | See all certifications »

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30 April 1993 (USA)  »

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Tokyo Decadence  »

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$277,813 (USA)
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Ai: I'm at your disposal, sir
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Llegué Llegué / Guararey de Pastorita
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Performed by Los Van Van
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Decay and perversion
3 April 2011 | by (Tellus) – See all my reviews

Tokyo Decadence follows a prostitute on her way through the six gates of perversion forced upon her as her work demands. One of the imperatives of the trade is to never leave the client, something which makes her stay put in some pretty strange situations.

Miho Nikaido does a good job in her role and shows a great range from subservient prostitute to desperate woman in search for love.

The funniest part is when excellent whiskey-folk-punk musician Kan Mikami plays the bourgeois necrophiliac in search for a classic rape case where a girl got murdered.

This is most likely Murakami Ryu's best work and is a excellent commentary to Japanese bubble-economy moral decay.


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