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Rabu hoteru (1985)

Muraki is in debt after a business failure. When he is unable to pay his debtors, the loan sharks rape Muraki's wife. Remorseful and sick of his life, Muraki picks up a prostitute named ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Noriko Hayami ... Nami / Prostitute
Minori Terada ... Tetsuro / Husband
Kiriko Shimizu ... Ryoko / Wife
Nobutaka Masutomi ... Kiyoshi Ohta
Rie Nakagawa ... Masayo Ohta
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Masatô Ibu ... Customer in a taxi
Ryô Kinomoto ... Yakuza
Hisako Manda ... Cameo appearance
Toshinori Omi ... Assistant director
Kôichi Satô ... Taxi driver
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Muraki is in debt after a business failure. When he is unable to pay his debtors, the loan sharks rape Muraki's wife. Remorseful and sick of his life, Muraki picks up a prostitute named Nami, and plans to commit suicide in a hotel room after having sex with her.

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3 August 1985 (Japan)  »

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Love Hotel  »

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not good porno,but beautiful drama
18 March 2002 | by See all my reviews

This film was made for Nikkatsu roman porno(not hardcore,off course shot in 35mm).I went to see some kind of erotic movie with couple of guys wearing highschool uniform in Mitaka(on the outskirts of Tokyo). We were shocked after seeing LOVE HOTEL.It was not porno we expected,just beautiful and sad story,great cinematography and good acting!It's just great movie! I saw it again 10 years after,still great to me.Story is not so twisted,written by Takashi Ishii(GONIN),despaired man meets part-time prostitute just before his suicide and sad story starts.

Shinji Soumai who recently passed away is one of most respected director in Japan. It is very very hard to find copy in foreign,but I believe it's worthy,if you like aftertaste like SHELTERING SKY.


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