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Angel Guts 5: Red Vertigo (1988)

Tenshi no harawata: Akai memai (original title)
Nami is a nurse and the unwilling object of her patients' lust. When she is hit by a car whilst fleeing from the home of her unfaithful boyfriend, the driver of the car takes her as a sexual prisoner.

Director:

Takashi Ishii

Writers:

Takashi Ishii (manga series Tenshi no harawata), Takashi Ishii (screenplay)
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Credited cast:
Mayako Katsuragi Mayako Katsuragi ... Nami Tsuchiya
Naoto Takenaka ... Tetsuro Muraki
Hirofumi Kobayashi Hirofumi Kobayashi ... Kenji Ohta
Jun Izumi Jun Izumi ... Ayumi
Kazuyo Ezaki Kazuyo Ezaki ... Nogawa
Akira Ôtaka Akira Ôtaka ... Mine
Akira Emoto Akira Emoto ... Yakuza
Saeko Kizuki Saeko Kizuki ... Yakuza's lover
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yuuho Yamauchi Yuuho Yamauchi
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Nami is a nurse and the unwilling object of her patients' lust. When she is hit by a car whilst fleeing from the home of her unfaithful boyfriend, the driver of the car takes her as a sexual prisoner.

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Least likable of the series

I don't seem to share most commentators' view that this is one of the best in the series, indeed I like it least. I find it harder to believe, with it's thrice abused Nami allowing herself to slide into a relationship with her last would be rapist, who had originally planned to have sex with her body after he believed he had killed her on the road. I find it hard to empathise with the characters for the same reason and I have even more trouble in this part of the series with the basic premise. Struggling to survive an attempted rape by one patient in her hospital while a second patient holds her down she finally manages to get out of the room albeit in dishevelled state. Bumping into another nurse in the corridor, the look on the other's face clearly tells us that there is no question that assistance will be called for and that conversely Nami has offended. I know this attitude existed and still exists to some extent but within a hospital with a patient crying that as he is to die he wants to have sex first (with a nurse!) and be able to have the shame directed towards the victim? Very hard to believe and as the fifth part of such an excellent series based on this director's own manga and scripts I think it a shame this is so melodramatic. Plenty to enjoy as well of course for Mr Ishii is a major talent and a stylish director.


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

7 May 1988 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

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