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

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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

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 »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Koike: Give it to me.
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References Joshuu 701-gô: Sasori (1972) See more »

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Theme of Santa Marta
Written by Tomohide Harada
Performed by Tomohide Harada
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My Favorite Movie
30 December 2012 | by (Burbank, California) – See all my reviews

This movie is perfection. Normally, even when I enjoy a movie, I'm ready for it to be over after about two and a half hours... I'm sure there is some psychological reason for this. Suffice it to say that this was not at all the case with this movie; in the almost four hour running time, there was literally only one five minute stretch where the pace slowed down. The remainder of the film is pure electricity, and touched on every emotion you could want in a movie... there's laughter in spades, there's action aplenty, and I challenge anyone not to tear up at the amazing ending. If you see only one movie about up-skirt panty-shot taking ninjas this year, make it this one.


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