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Heart, Beating in the Dark (1982)

Yami utsu shinzô (original title)
A young girl and a man struggle to understand their place in urban Japan, all the while holding dark secrets.

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Shunichi Nagasaki
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Takashi Naitô Takashi Naitô ... Ringo
Shigeru Muroi Shigeru Muroi ... Inako
Tarô Suwa
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A young girl and a man struggle to understand their place in urban Japan, all the while holding dark secrets.

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

20 February 1982 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Corazón, latiendo en la oscuridad See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Disturbing
26 July 2003 | by ogami-ittoSee all my reviews

Plotwise this film is very difficult to explain, a young couple rent a flat, have rough sex and deliver various monologues about their past, concentrating a lot on their sex life. Nothing "big" happens in terms of the actual story but some shocking revelations are made about why they are where they are. A neat trick is employed in having the dialogue switched at times, a very macho speech, obviously the man's story, about losing his virginity is delivered by the girl. The film revolves around this couple and the depths of their relationship and it requires very brave performances that both leads deliver superbly. This is not a film for all tastes and one of the monologues is intensely disturbing, those who prefer more out-there material would do well to seek this film out.


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