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Release Date:
28 January 2006 (Japan) See more »
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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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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A sloppy kiss. See more (6 total) »

Cast

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Reika Hashimoto ... Asuka Hoshino
Kaori Kawamura ... Kasumi
Shunsuke Matsuoka ... Yusuke Shiraki

Masanobu Andô ... Tatsuo Sorayama
Hijiri Kojima ... Aoi
Seri Iwahori ... Aika
Angie ... Mary Ayabe
Jô Odagiri ... Joker Jono
Masao Kusakari ... Ryusei Yozan
Eiji Okuda ... Inspector Minezaki
Shinzen Okada ... Isamu Kimura
Sawaco ... Mayumi
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gô Ayano
Kikuo Kaneuchi
Ken Mitsuishi
Mitsu Murata
Gô Rijû
Hideo Sakaki
Teru
Ken'ichi Yajima
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Directed by
Macoto Tezuka 
 
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Macoto Tezuka 

Produced by
Takashi Asai .... producer
Yui Tamae .... assistant producer
 
Original Music by
Kan Takagi 
 
Cinematography by
Kazuhiro Shirao 
 
Production Design by
Ayako Matsuo 
 
Art Direction by
Toshihiro Isomi 
 
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Tomohiro Kubo .... assistant director
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Noboru Miyashita .... gaffer
 

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Also Known As:
"Shinkuronishiti" - Japan (original title)
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Japan:133 min
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A sloppy kiss., 6 February 2012
Author: BA_Harrison from Hampshire, England

Catwalk model Asuka (Reika Hashimoto) witnesses a brutal murder in the building opposite the apartment she shares with rebellious ex-model Kasumi (Kaori Kawamura), and becomes a target of the vicious killer herself.

Black Kiss has got a lot going for it: hot sex, gory violence, and plenty of weirdness—all positives in my book. But it's way, way too long, utterly confusing, very slow-going, and just a touch too green in hue for my liking. To make matters worse, the film is also guilty of failing to resolve the numerous questions raised by its many red herrings, false suspects, and quirky plot points (maybe I wasn't paying enough attention, but I never did understand the relevance of the number 9, which features so prominently).

Oh, and while I'm getting things off my chest, I'd like to mention that star Reika Hashimoto is undeniably very hot, but being a 'haffu' (half Japanese/half Caucasian), her Western nose is just a touch too big for her Eastern face, something which distracted me from the plot. There's a slim chance I would have had more success following the storyline if I hadn't been quite so fixated on her disproportionate schnozz.

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