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On one gloomy rainy night, a writer encounters an unexpected visit paid by a woman of his past. Seeking solitude from her ex-lover, she finds solace in this gentleman; and from that day on, they cherish every inch of each others body and indulge in ecstasy until her forbidden past is gradually revealed. Written by Anonymous

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Watashi dakeno hada no kioku [Japan]

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Not bad two-hander
15 December 2001 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

A film which spends 95% of the footage on just two people. Could be dull, right ? Well, the result is less dull than it could have been. The main reason is the incredibly varied and confident performance of the girl.

The film is told, narrated indeed, by a young man, a writer, recalling an insane rollercoaster affair with a disturbed and pretty young woman. She shows up and moves in one day, for no stated reason. She appears to adore the man, spending much time enjoying his company and body. But her mobile phone rings at odd times and every time it does, she has a short conversation then rushes off.

Her story is that she works as a nude model, but he's never sure whether to believe her. It is made clear that, despite her sometimes-earnest words of love, she is still very connected with a cruel ex-lover, who is the one on the other end of the phone.

This reviewer is inclined to not read this film as fiction, as more than one of my ex-girlfriends was at least as crazy as this girl. I pity the passive narrator, who is never in control of events, whether or not this attractive psychobitch is around.

In case anyone is misled by the HK Category III rating, I'll spell out that this is a Korean film and, therefore, does not show full frontal nudity. The Cat III rating is earned for a couple of explicit sex scenes, with plenty of exposed flesh but not including private parts. Pity. Both these actors have very attractive bodies.

The only film I can relate this one to is one whose title I cannot remember. It was a Japanese film which I saw a few years ago, featuring two young actors in a single room. It was a cheapie which paid homage to Oshima's masterpiece IN THE REALM OF THE SENSES. Perhaps La Belle is a Korean remake of this film of the unknown title.

Despite the slow pace, this film holds attention. Though far from compelling, it is watchable.


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