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Ai no mukidashi (2008)

Unrated | | Action, Comedy, Drama | 31 January 2009 (Japan)
A bizarre love triangle forms between a young Catholic upskirt photographer, a misandric girl and a manipulative cultist.

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Yutaka Shimizu ...
Yûji
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Kaori
Hiroyuki Onoue ...
Takahiro
Atsuro 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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Love Exposure  »

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The title card is shown 58 minutes into the film. See more »

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When Yu takes the elevator with the cult leader, they are going to the sixth floor, but it's just the 8th floor button that we see lightened. See more »

Quotes

Koike: Give it to me.
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References Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion (1972) See more »

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O Lord Hear My Prayer
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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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