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Guilty of Romance (2011)
"Koi no tsumi" (original title)

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A grisly murder occurs in Maruyama-cho, Shibuya, Tokyo - a love hotel district - a woman was found dead in a derelict apartment. Kazuko (Miki Mizuno) is a police officer called to ... See full summary »

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Miki Mizuno ...
Kazuko Yoshida
Makoto Togashi ...
Mitsuko Ozawa
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Izumi Kikuchi
Kazuya Kojima ...
Shoji
Satoshi Nikaido ...
Masao Yoshida (as Satoshi Nikaidô)
Ryûju Kobayashi ...
Kaoru
Shingo Gotsuji ...
Kazuo Kimura
Motoki Fukami ...
Maki Martini
Chika Uchida ...
Eri Doi
Marie Machida ...
Mari (as Marî Machida)
Ryô Iwamatsu ...
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Hisako Ôkata ...
Shizu Ozawa
Kanji Tsuda ...
Yukio Kikuchi
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A grisly murder occurs in Maruyama-cho, Shibuya, Tokyo - a love hotel district - a woman was found dead in a derelict apartment. Kazuko (Miki Mizuno) is a police officer called to investigate on this case, she will discover the story of two women who, despite appearing respectable on the outside have all manner of darkness hidden away. Written by Anonymous

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Guilty of Romance; Don't like sex? This may not be for you...
17 January 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Sion Sono, the tantalising director of the unforgettable Love Exposure (2009) and the chilling Cold Fish (2010) brings another dramatic tale to life in his 2011 debut, Guilty of Romance.

A drama thriller loosely based on the real-life murder of Yasuko Watanabe, a prostitute working the late night streets of Tokyo's Shibuya district in 1997, Sono's take on the events are far from a half-hearted attempt.

Of course, having seen most of Sono's work, the graphic content portrayed in Guilty of Romance may deem shocking to some who, either aren't familiar with Sono's work or Japanese cinema in particular; but to me, I was the least surprised...

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