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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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Storyline

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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Mr. Ishioka: Bend down, your face means nothing to me.
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Soundtracks

Llegué Llegué / Guararey de Pastorita
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Performed by Los Van Van
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Puzzling
24 August 2009 | by (Austria) – See all my reviews

I've only seen the heavily edited 85-minute German version of this film, which is, above all, puzzling. With 50 minutes missing in comparison to the original Japanese version, this version contains not even two thirds of the original plot, making it and an abstract, seemingly disconnected sequence of unerotic S/M scenes and fragments of a plot showing a woman's life falling apart. There is a certain appeal in this abstractness in that it makes the main character's motivations completely enigmatic and lends a surreal touch to some of the scenes (what was that clairvoyante all about?), but my guess is that the full version must be an entirely different film, and probably a better one than what I have seen.

I can't say anything about the "real" movie, but even though it shows some sort of potential, the edited version comes across as mostly pointless.


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