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Nôkô furin: torareta onna (2004)

Shoko (Konatsu) begins to doubt her upcoming marriage and explores the boundaries of love by seducing an older man and having an affair with him.


Mitsuru Meike


Naoko Nishida
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Credited cast:
Konatsu Konatsu ... Shoko
Hitoshi Ishikawa Hitoshi Ishikawa ... Kudo, chef
Yumika Hayashi Yumika Hayashi ... Keiko, Kudo's wife
Kazuhiro Sano Kazuhiro Sano ... Yoshida
Minami Aiyama Minami Aiyama ... Mika
Takuya Fukushima Takuya Fukushima ... Tamura
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mutsuo Yoshioka Mutsuo Yoshioka ... Doctor in hospital


Shoko (Konatsu) begins to doubt her upcoming marriage and explores the boundaries of love by seducing an older man and having an affair with him.

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12 October 2004 (Japan) See more »

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Bitter Sweet See more »

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vigorous if rather squalid sex scenes
11 March 2009 | by christopher-underwoodSee all my reviews

Interesting, rather than being particularly involving, this strange little tale involves a couple of relationships ending and others beginning. A young girl on the eve of marriage gets cold feet and seduces a local restaurateur some ten years or so her senior. Lots of good exterior location shooting and it is certainly not Tokyo, looks far too suburban. Lots of vigorous if rather squalid sex scenes, the sequence where the older guy 'services' his estranged wife to the sound of the squeaking bed is particularly difficult. There is rather a lot of simulated oral sex considering the films brief running time but again nothing particularly erotic. It is bobbing up for air during one of these sessions that gives the film it's English title when the young girl describes the taste of men. Thought I'd just share that with you.

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