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Chikan densha hitozuma-hen: Okusama wa chijo (1994)

Not Rated | | 5 February 2002 (USA)
The story of two men, one middle aged one mid twenties, who make friends and exchange cigarettes and stories of their sex lives, unaware they have unwittingly exchanged partners. The story,... See full summary »

Director:

Toshiki Satô (as Toshiki Sato)

Writer:

Masahiro Kobayashi (screenplay) (as Kôichi Kobayashi)
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3 wins. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Daikei Shimizu Daikei Shimizu
Mineo Sugiura Mineo Sugiura ... (as Masato Kino)
Hotaru Hazuki Hotaru Hazuki
Maya Ôgi Maya Ôgi
Yuri Ishihara Yuri Ishihara
Hitomi Takano Hitomi Takano
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Takeshi Itô Takeshi Itô
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The story of two men, one middle aged one mid twenties, who make friends and exchange cigarettes and stories of their sex lives, unaware they have unwittingly exchanged partners. The story, told in flashbacks, as the two men travel through the night on a motorcycle, is loaded with highly charged eroticism. Sex and violence are juxtaposed against the drabness of the men's everyday lives, effectively blurring the line between what is real and what is fantasy. Founded on the well-known myth of furtive sexual gropers on the rush-hour Tokyo commuter trains, Tandem is a low-key masterpiece of Japanese Pink Cinema. Written by Clint Weiler

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Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

5 February 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chikan densha: Hitozuma-hen II See more »

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Named Fourth best Pink Film of 1994 at the Pink Taishô awards. See more »

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Odd.
6 January 2001 | by waiderSee all my reviews

I can't help feeling it'd have made more sense if I was Japanese, or at least more familiar with the culture. It's basically a chance encounter between two men, the older of whom drives the stilted conversation and subsequent journey they share. Intercut into this are scenes of both men having sex. One is married and cheating on his wife, the other is the third wheel in someone else's relationship (as best I could tell!). The combined result is rather surreal, and comes to a somewhat predictable ending. The subtitled version I saw did have excellent translations, particularly english idioms.


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