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Asuka is an aspiring model who moves to Tokyo to pursue her career. She moves into a small apartment with a friend of a friend, Kasumi. A bizarre murder occurs in the hotel across the ... See full summary »

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Reika Hashimoto ...
Asuka Hoshino
Kaori Kawamura ...
Kasumi
Shunsuke Matsuoka ...
Yusuke Shiraki
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Tatsuo Sorayama
Hijiri Kojima ...
Aoi
Seri Iwahori ...
Aika
Angie ...
Mary Ayabe
Joe Odagiri ...
Joker Jono
Masao Kusakari ...
Ryusei Yozan
Eiji Okuda ...
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Shinzen Okada ...
Isamu Kimura
Sawaco ...
Mayumi
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Kikuo Kaneuchi
Ken Mitsuishi ...
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Asuka is an aspiring model who moves to Tokyo to pursue her career. She moves into a small apartment with a friend of a friend, Kasumi. A bizarre murder occurs in the hotel across the street. The body was mutilated and repositioned into a lurid work of art. After this, a string of murders start happening all around the two girls, as if some crazed serial killer was following them. At the scene of each crime, the perpetrator leaves a black lip print, and is subsequently dubbed "The Black Kiss." Written by Anon

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The marrow of decay
13 August 2011 | by (United Arab Emirates) – See all my reviews

A film about taste of life. About cruel innocence and search of yourself, a splendid Macoto Tezuka cocktail and description of the essence of gestures.

A delicate pledge for the discover of world. Victims and games. Expectation and subtle fear. And ambiguous definitions of life.

The first part is the story of a poor girl and her equisite cruelty. About images of a gray existence, small frustrations and desire to be more than a shadow. A strange murder and the bricks of life are only gloomy dust. But the desires are more than dreams of fictions.

The second story is picture of the life's waves. A kidnapping in two different eras. A cop and a street punk. And the same death. It is a tale about fly, art, knowledge and its ashes. Exploration of basic errors and ambiguous gestures. End of innocence and forms of interior lies. Limits of game and voice of its blood.


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