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Writer:
Chiho Katsura (screenplay)
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Release Date:
15 March 1980 (Japan) See more »
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Saeko, a somewhat enigmatic young woman, is brutally beaten with a rock and raped by a man wearing a dark-colored mask and black gloves... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Erina Miyai ... Saeko
Yôko Azusa ... Sachi
Yûko Ôsaki ... Mayuko
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yûko Araragi ... Woman by the Jungle Gym
Beniko Iida ... Young Housewife
Hidetoshi Kageyama
Yûko Katagiri ... Opera Singer
Toshikatsu Matsukaze ... Kôichi
Setsu Midorikawa
Midori Mori
Yoko Oyagi (as Yôko Ôyagi)
Ren Seido ... Keigo (as Ren Seidô)
Keijirô Shiga ... Takaya
Rei Takahashi ... Busty Woman
Miki Yamaji ... Highschool Girl
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Directed by
Naosuke Kurosawa 
 
Writing credits
Chiho Katsura (screenplay)

Produced by
Yoshihisa Nakagawa .... producer
Kimio Shindo .... planner (as Kimio Shindô)
 
Original Music by
Shin Takada 
 
Cinematography by
Masaru Mori 
 
Film Editing by
Jun Nabeshima 
 
Production Design by
Natsuo Kawafune 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Masao Asada .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Osamu Onodera .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Seisaku Kimura .... gaffer
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Zûmu in: Bôkô danchi" - Japan (original title)
"Zoom In: Sex Apartments" - USA (DVD title)
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68 min
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exceedingly well made, 19 April 2013
Author: christopher-underwood from Greenwich - London

This is an exceedingly well made 'pink', if indeed it properly qualifies as one. It is at once, sexy and nasty, with some superbly shot sex scenes and some terrible violence (of the setting fire to naked women variety). Some reviewers have referenced, 'giallo' and there is certainly an element here, with the edgy violence, black leather gloves and the general air of dream/nightmare. A slight blurring of the real and unreal and done with such style and confidence we never loose track of the goings on, even if at times we might prefer to. Every frame looks good, even the building sites and the feeling of desolation, even the nastiness and the scenes of transgression, seemingly endured and enjoyed in equal part.

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