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Takao Nakano (writer)
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Release Date:
14 October 2003 (Japan) See more »
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The Glamorous Life of Sachiko Hanai is a Pink Film (a Japanese softcore pornography genre). Sachiko Hanai (Emi Kuroda) is a call girl... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

 
Kyoko Hayami ... Kayoko Saeki
Kikujirô Honda ... Drunken Cop
Yukijirô Hotaru ... Toshio Saeki
Yuichi Ishikawa ... Surfer
Takeshi Itô ... Kim
Yôta Kawase ... Young Man (Imekura Customer)
Yoshimi Kinuta ... Death Squad Member
Takashi Kobayashi ... Cafe Manager
Shinji Kubo ... President George W. Bush
Emi Kuroda ... Sachiko
Masataka Matsubara ... Manager
Tetsuaki Matsue ... Mamoru Saeki
Kanae Mizuhara ... Secretary
Yuji Motoi ... Man in Black - A
Masayoshi Nogami ... Secondhand Bookseller
Mutsuo Yoshioka ... Man in Black - B
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Directed by
Mitsuru Meike 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Takao Nakano  writer

Produced by
Haruki Iwata .... co-producer
Nakato Kinukawa .... producer
Kyoichi Masuko .... producer
Kazuto Morita .... producer
 
Original Music by
Taro Kataoka 
Tarô Kishioka 
 
Cinematography by
Hiroshi Ito 
 
Film Editing by
Naoki Kaneko 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Takuya Nagai .... first assistant director
 
Visual Effects by
Yasuhiko Shimizu .... visual effects supervisor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Sachi Kagami .... assistant camera
Shigeru Matsushita .... assistant camera
Miki Nakajima .... assistant camera
Yûji Tajiri .... still photographer
Koichi Yanagisawa .... assistant camera
 
Other crew
Rosemary Dean .... co-subtitler
Tetsuro Shimauchi .... english subtitles
Bill Yokoyama .... firearms
 

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Also Known As:
"Hatsujô kateikyôshi: sensei no aijiru" - Japan (original title)
"Horny Home Tutor: Teacher's Love Juice" - International (English title) (literal English title)
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90 min
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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
loopy Japanese farce, 7 August 2007
Author: Roland E. Zwick (magneteach@aol.com) from United States

It's hard to know just what to make of the Japanese film, "The Glamorous Life of Sachiko Hanai." Is it a parody of a softcore porn flick or just a softcore porn flick itself? I tend to think it's the former, since, along with its myriad (and fairly graphic) simulated sex scenes, the film is also a wildly funny, tongue-in-cheek absurdist farce, replete with social criticism and political commentary for the deeper thinkers in the crowd. Not all of it works equally well, but you at least gotta' give 'em props for trying.

Sachiko Hanai is an attractive young tutor with what a polite person might describe as an "active interest in sexual expression." Despite her job as a teacher, Sachiko is no great shakes in the brains department, until, that is, she is accidentally shot in the forehead by a secret agent from North Korea. Due to the bullet's strategic placement in the cerebral cortex, Sachiko suddenly becomes a super genius, able to comprehend French philosophy, complex laws of physics and arcane mathematical equations with no trouble whatsoever. She also develops a paranormal ability to peer into the unseen mysteries of the universe and to foretell future events. Her condition, however, does not curtail her appetite for sex; in fact, if anything, her newfound intelligence seems only to exacerbate it.

Indeed, much of the fun of "Sachiko Hanai" derives from the incongruous juxtaposition of raw sexuality with intellectual pretentiousness. There's something immensely funny about watching people make passionate love while debating the finer points of dialectical materialism and String Theory or using Susan Sontag and Noam Chomsky as aphrodisiacs. The actors help to pull it off by playing their scenes with a straight-faced, deadpan seriousness that enhances the humor.

The plot gets even weirder when Sachiko finds herself in possession of the cloned, self-animated finger of George W. Bush and the machine that would allow it to unleash an arsenal of deadly nuclear weapons on an unsuspecting world. How's that for a storyline?

I frankly have no idea what this spy thriller cum sex comedy is really all about, but I had a great deal of fun watching it just the same.

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