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Rubber's Lover (1996)

Not Rated | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 28 September 1996 (Japan)
Scientists use a brain-altering drug to conduct experiments, after one such project goes astray, they need to find another test subject in this Japanese splatter-punk film.

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Shozin Fukui

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Shozin Fukui
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Cast

Credited cast:
Nao Nao ... Kiku
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Norimizu Ameya Norimizu Ameya ... Hitotsubashi
Yôta Kawase Yôta Kawase ... Shimika
Mika Kunihiro Mika Kunihiro ... Akari
Sosuke Saito Sosuke Saito ... Motomiya
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Scientists use a brain-altering drug to conduct experiments, after one such project goes astray, they need to find another test subject in this Japanese splatter-punk film.

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

28 September 1996 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Любовь к резине See more »

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Honekoubou See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Plays like a film school experiment
21 May 2012 | by bassplace88See all my reviews

If Rubber's Lover was meant to be understood and fully appreciated, It fell short. I was intrigued by the camera angles, technological props, and trying to find the storyline. This cyberpunk, art house, music video type spectacle, tired me out and seemed a lot longer than the posted 91 minutes. After considerable attempts to understand this movie, I surrendered. If I was at the theater, I would have left early. This movie brings up memories of David Lynch's Eraserhead and Croenenberg's Scanners. If this was a film school assignment in which the assignment was to make the weirdest movie you can think up, this was probably the winner. Not my thing, maybe yours.


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