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Kazuko Yoshida
Makoto Togashi ...
Mitsuko Ozawa
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Izumi Kikuchi
Kazuya Kojima ...
Shoji
Satoshi Nikaido ...
Masao Yoshida (as Satoshi Nikaidô)
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Kaoru
Shingo Gotsuji ...
Kazuo Kimura
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Eri Doi
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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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Love Is Hell.

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Guilty of Romance  »

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The story is loosely based on the 1997 murder of Yasuko Watanabe, who was a senior economic researcher at TEPCO (Tokyo Electric Power Company), but was also a prostitute at night in the Shibuya district of Tokyo. See more »

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Follows Ai no mukidashi (2008) See more »

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Disappointing and tedious
4 August 2011 | by (Melbourne) – See all my reviews

After really enjoying Cold Fish at this years Melbourne International Film Festival, I went ahead and got a ticket to a screening of Guilty of Romance.

The only thing that really held my interest (and stopped me from walking out of the cinema) was the gorgeous Megumi Kagurazaka. Outside of this, I found GOR to be underwritten and pretentious.

Didn't care about any of the characters and the stories of three Japanese women quickly became laboured. Overly long scenes, characters shouting at each other, ridiculous literary quotes, a half baked attempt to add a crime caper twist, some kind of messages about modern feminism in Japan? Everything becomes muddled and there is simply no emotion here. Granted I am an Anglo Aussie so I can only assume I am missing much by not being Japanese and understanding their culture.

As a film, Cold Fish was in another league compared to this sorry, overblown mess.


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