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Moonlight Whispers (1999)

Gekkô no sasayaki (original title)
Two seemingly innocent school kids are obsessed in fetishistic s&m games.


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Credited cast:
Kenji Mizuhashi ...
Takuya Hidaka
Tsugumi ...
Satsuki Kitahara
Kôta Kusano ...
Tadashi Uematsu
Harumi Inoue ...
Shizuka Kitahara
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shino Aizawa
Chika Fujimura ...
Satsuki's Friend
Ako Kawakami
Kei Marimura
Yoshiki Sekino ...
Kiriko Shimizu
Sachiko Shinozaki
Hideaki Yamaura


An offbeat study of the adult games that men and women play filtered through the actions of two seemingly innocent Japanese school kids, Satsuki and Takuya, two 17-year-olds who first meet practising kendo but later fall head over heels in love. They then discover the ways they can most exuberantly express their love for one another, no matter how perverse. It all starts with Takuya stealing Satsuki's belongings like socks, secretly photographing her beautiful legs, and... When Satsuki discovers this, she takes revenge by dominating him and forcing him to watch her having sex with a schoolmate... Written by L.H. Wong <lhw@sfs.org.sg>

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Takuya wants to be Satsuki's dog. Satsuki likes to see Takuya cry. Love hurts.


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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for aberrant sexual behavior | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

23 December 2000 (Hong Kong)  »

Also Known As:

Moonlight Whispers  »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Referenced in Clandestine (2011) See more »

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Right on the money
18 December 2005 | by See all my reviews

As one for years who has repressed my feelings about certain fetishes, this movie was truly liberating. I admire how the director treats the subject so maturely and the manner in which the young woman confronts her boyfriend's desire to "be her dog". For those of you that actively participate in certain fetish lifestyles, this movie is a can't-miss. And for those of you who don't, you will enjoy the complex relationship between the young man and woman and the manner in which they learn to hurdle the obstacles that stand in the way of their love.

BDSM is not just about dragon women in black leather cracking whips and the men who willingly submit. This movie truly captures the subtleties of BDSM and explores deep into the psychology of the characters to find out why they desire to act out their fantasies in such an uncommon manner. Enjoy.

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