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Ai no shinsekai (1994)

A look a the lives of two sex workers in Tokyo: Rei, who works as an S&M dominatrix, and Ayumi, in the more straightforward profession of call girl. In addition to their working life, the ... See full summary »


Banmei Takahashi


Nobuyoshi Araki (story), Sho Kenzan | 2 more credits »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sawa Suzuki Sawa Suzuki ... Rei
Reiko Kataoka Reiko Kataoka ... Ayumi
Aya Sugimoto Aya Sugimoto ... Saeko
Yôko Nakajima Yôko Nakajima ... Sakura
Hiromitsu Suzuki Hiromitsu Suzuki ... Doctor
Tomorô Taguchi Tomorô Taguchi ... Man with a knife
Takashi Matsuo Takashi Matsuo ... Journalist
Toshi Shioya Toshi Shioya ... Master
Suzuki Matsuo Suzuki Matsuo ... Matsuki
Yoshihiko Hakamada ... Host
Shinji Takeda Shinji Takeda ... Toru
Shô Aikawa ... Jiro
Nagare Hagiwara ... Sawanobori
Tetsu Watanabe
Shirô Shimomoto Shirô Shimomoto


A look a the lives of two sex workers in Tokyo: Rei, who works as an S&M dominatrix, and Ayumi, in the more straightforward profession of call girl. In addition to their working life, the film also looks at their private lives. Rei is acting in an amateur theatre company (along with the receptionist from Ayumi's escort service), while Ayumi is living with her student-boyfriend as he struggles to finally get accepted to college. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Release Date:

17 December 1994 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

A New Love in Tokyo See more »

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G Company,Toa Kogyo See more »
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First official Japanese production to be shown in theaters uncensored and with full frontal nudity unfogged. See more »

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Wonderfully photographed
6 July 1999 | by JobjeSee all my reviews

This is the story of two young girls who are working as call girls. The main person, Rei (Sawa Suzuki), is an S and M Mistress who likes to play with her slaves. The other girl is the more reserved Ayumi (Reiko Kataoka), who is a prostitute, pretending to be under age. They both have a normal life too, Rei is an actress struggling for success and Ayumi has a relation with a student. There's not much story to tell about, but it is all beautifully photographed. It also offers an insight in the world of Sado Masochism. Throughout the film there are some moments in which pictures are shown of Suzuki, they were made by the famous photographer Araki. The purpose of those pictures is unknown to me. This movie offers an interesting insight into the Japanese society. Ordinary men, working in large offices, enterprises and also the Japanese Mafia (Yakuza), try to get rid of the stress by letting themselves be whipped by the beautiful Rei.

There is a lot of nudity in this film, but it never gets obscene. The actors perform very good. When I watched the film I was amazed by the cheerfulness with which the two call-girls do what they do.

Finally the movie didn't show the traditional Japan as I knew it, it showed a modern country with people who could have lived anywhere in the Western world.

I would give this movie 8 out of 10.

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