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Tokyo Decadence (1992)

Topâzu (original title)
NC-17 | | Drama | 30 April 1993 (USA)
A submissive hooker goes about her trade, suffering abuse at the hands of Japanese salarymen and Yakuza types. She's unhappy about her work, and is apparently trying to find some sort of ... See full summary »

Director:

Ryû Murakami

Writers:

Ryû Murakami (book), Ryû Murakami (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Miho Nikaido ... Ai
Sayoko Amano Sayoko Amano ... Saki
Tenmei Kano Tenmei Kano ... Ishioka (Mr. Satoh)
Masahiko Shimada Masahiko Shimada ... Suzuki
Yayoi Kusama ... Fortuneteller
Chie Sema Chie Sema ... Opera Woman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Magayasu Ishihara Magayasu Ishihara
Hiroshi Mikami
Nami Nosaki Nami Nosaki
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Storyline

A submissive hooker goes about her trade, suffering abuse at the hands of Japanese salarymen and Yakuza types. She's unhappy about her work, and is apparently trying to find some sort of appeasement for the fact that her lover has married. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Erotic sex or dangerous fantasy?

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated NC-17 for strong, explicit, sado-masochistic sexuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | English

Release Date:

30 April 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tokyo Decadence See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,189, 6 June 1993, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$277,813

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$795,312
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (heavily cut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Quotes

Mr. Ishioka: Bend down, your face means nothing to me.
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Alternate Versions

The 135 min. Chinese VCD version on 2 discs is uncut, with japanese soundtrack and chinese subtitles See more »

Connections

Referenced in Dark Angel: Boo (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Llegué Llegué / Guararey de Pastorita
(uncredited)
Performed by Los Van Van
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Erotic and intellectually interesting
11 March 2005 | by vajrasoireeSee all my reviews

Very erotic and sick at the same time. This movie leads you down the dark allies of human sexuality. But it touches more than the loins. This is mostly because of the innocence of the Ai, the main character. Her quest for true love and happiness stands in a deep contrast with the dark nighttime of Tokyo, ridden with perverse sex and cocaine.

This movie is a must for people interested in culture, sexuality and gender roles. It gives perfect examples of how power play somehow gets us excited, but mainly rests upon images of gender and sex we have invented inside our culture. It's a little Foucault, it's a little de Sade, it's just very interesting.


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