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Tandem (1994)
"Chikan densha hitozuma-hen: Okusama wa chijo" (original title)

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The story of two men, one middle aged one mid twenties, who make friends and exchange cigarettes and stories of their sex lives, unaware they have unwittingly exchanged partners. The story,... See full summary »

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Hotaru Hazuki
Maya Ôgi
Yuri Ishihara
Hitomi Takano
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The story of two men, one middle aged one mid twenties, who make friends and exchange cigarettes and stories of their sex lives, unaware they have unwittingly exchanged partners. The story, told in flashbacks, as the two men travel through the night on a motorcycle, is loaded with highly charged eroticism. Sex and violence are juxtaposed against the drabness of the men's everyday lives, effectively blurring the line between what is real and what is fantasy. Founded on the well-known myth of furtive sexual gropers on the rush-hour Tokyo commuter trains, Tandem is a low-key masterpiece of Japanese Pink Cinema. Written by Clint Weiler

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An erotic expose on Japanese commuter sex.
8 January 2001 | by (Cambridge, England) – See all my reviews

The story, told in flashbacks, as two men travel through the night on a motorcycle, is loaded with highly charged eroticism. Sex and violence are juxtaposed against the drabness of the mens everyday lives, effectively blurring the line between what is real and what is fantasy.

Founded on the well known myth of furtive sexual gropers on the rush-hour Tokyo commuter trains Tandem is a low key masterpiece of Japanese Pink Cinema.


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