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Love Exposure (2008)
"Ai no mukidashi" (original title)

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A bizarre love triangle forms between a young Catholic upskirt photographer, a misandric girl and a manipulative cultist.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Takahiro Nishijima ...
Hikari Mitsushima ...
Yôko
Sakura Andô ...
Koike
Yutaka Shimizu ...
Yûji
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Kaori
Hiroyuki Onoue ...
Takahiro
Atsurô Watabe ...
Tetsu
Tasuku Nagaoka ...
Senpai
Sô Hirosawa ...
Kumi
Yûko Genkaku ...
Keiko
Mami Nakamura ...
Yû no Haha
Arata Yamanaka ...
Roido no Deshi A
Junya Iwamoto ...
Roido no Deshi B
Motoki Ochiai ...
Koike no Sukina Otoko
Sango ...
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Three emotionally abused people from the fringes of society get locked in a convoluted love triangle. Yuu, a Catholic boy searching for true love ends up taking erotic photographs of women in public until he discovers Yoko, whom he sees as his Virgin Mary. Yoko, an antifamily, misandristic girl finds that her foster mother will be marrying Yuu's father. Koike, an "original sinner", coordinates a plan to convert Yuu's family to her cult. Under her careful direction, their lives come crashing together in one fateful street fight. Written by Anonymous

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Trivia

The song sung by the Zero Church members in their chapel is "Kuudou desu" (I am a cave), the original Yura Yura Teikoku version of which is featured prominently throughout the film. See more »

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A reflection of the boom mic and camera crew can be seen on the van during the kidnap of Yoko. See more »

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Koike: Give it to me.
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Imagine the perfect movie
19 April 2009 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

Imagine the perfect movie, and there will never be a better one after that. I saw "Love Exposure" today at the Nippon Connection Film Festival in Frankfurt. It's a masterpiece. The best 4 hours of cinema I have ever seen. It's so heartbreaking, my knees are still shaking and I have to say, I cried like a Baby at the End. Forget everything you've ever seen before and go on a ride you will never forget. Sion Sono is a goddamn genius. And the best about it, it's not a second to long. On the contrary, the movie cut is very fast. I hope Rapid Eye Movies will release a uncut DVD and Blu-ray version in Germany. It's very rare you feel those magic moments in cinema these days.

Wolfgang


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