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Love Exposure (2008)

Ai no mukidashi (original title)
Unrated | | Action, Comedy, Drama | 31 January 2009 (Japan)
A bizarre love triangle forms between a young Catholic upskirt photographer, a misandric girl and a manipulative cultist.

Director:

Sion Sono

Writers:

Sion Sono (screenplay), Sion Sono (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Takahiro Nishijima Takahiro Nishijima ...
Hikari Mitsushima ... Yôko
Sakura Andô ... Koike
Yutaka Shimizu Yutaka Shimizu ... Yûji
Makiko Watanabe ... Kaori
Hiroyuki Onoue Hiroyuki Onoue ... Takahiro
Atsuro Watabe ... Tetsu
Tasuku Nagaoka ... Senpai
Sô Hirosawa Sô Hirosawa ... Kumi
Yûko Genkaku Yûko Genkaku ... Keiko
Mami Nakamura Mami Nakamura ... Yû no Haha
Arata Yamanaka Arata Yamanaka ... Roido no Deshi A
Junya Iwamoto Junya Iwamoto ... Roido no Deshi B
Motoki Ochiai Motoki Ochiai ... Koike no Sukina Otoko
Sango Sango ... DJ
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Storyline

Three emotionally abused people from the fringes of society get locked in a convoluted love triangle. Yuu, a Catholic boy searching for true love ends up taking erotic photographs of women in public until he discovers Yoko, whom he sees as his Virgin Mary. Yoko, an antifamily, misandristic girl finds that her foster mother will be marrying Yuu's father. Koike, an "original sinner", coordinates a plan to convert Yuu's family to her cult. Under her careful direction, their lives come crashing together in one fateful street fight. Written by Anonymous

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Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The character Lady Scorpion is inspired from the actress Meiko Kaji and her roles in Lady Snowblood and Female Prisoner Scorpion. See more »

Goofs

When Yu takes the elevator with the cult leader, they are going to the sixth floor, but it's just the 8th floor button that we see lightened. See more »

Quotes

Koike: Give it to me.
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Connections

Referenced in Making of Himizu (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Utsukushii (Album Version)
Music by Yura Yura Teikoku
Words by Shintarô Sakamoto
Performed by Yura Yura Teikoku
Courtesy of Sony Music Associated Records
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Electrifying And Daring
22 December 2019 | by yyeruwSee all my reviews

This is film making at its finest.

While never forgetting entertainment and amusement - the beautiful rocking women are simply gorgeous and the best nature has to offer - this film delves thematically into important issues and concerns regarding family, society and religion.

Hint: Christians, Jews and Muslims won't like it. Humans and humanistic thinkers will.

The director and writer have presented a courageous work of art and entertainment.


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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

31 January 2009 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Love Exposure See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Omega Project See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Extended "THE TV-SHOW")

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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