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A grisly murder occurs in Maruyama-cho, Shibuya, Tokyo - a love hotel district - a woman was found dead in a derelict apartment. Kazuko (Miki Mizuno) is a police officer called to ... See full summary »

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Sion Sono

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Cast

Credited cast:
Miki Mizuno Miki Mizuno ... Kazuko Yoshida
Makoto Togashi Makoto Togashi ... Mitsuko Ozawa
Megumi Kagurazaka ... Izumi Kikuchi
Kazuya Kojima Kazuya Kojima ... Shoji
Satoshi Nikaido Satoshi Nikaido ... Masao Yoshida (as Satoshi Nikaidô)
Ryûju Kobayashi Ryûju Kobayashi ... Kaoru
Shingo Gotsuji Shingo Gotsuji ... Kazuo Kimura
Motoki Fukami Motoki Fukami ... Maki Martini
Chika Uchida Chika Uchida ... Eri Doi
Marie Machida Marie Machida ... Mari (as Marî Machida)
Ryô Iwamatsu Ryô Iwamatsu ... Supermarket manager
Hisako Ôkata Hisako Ôkata ... Shizu Ozawa
Kanji Tsuda Kanji Tsuda ... Yukio Kikuchi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cynthia Cheston ... Prostitute
Mae Otsuka Mae Otsuka ... (as Mae Ohtsuka)
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A grisly murder occurs in Maruyama-cho, Shibuya, Tokyo - a love hotel district - a woman was found dead in a derelict apartment. Kazuko (Miki Mizuno) is a police officer called to investigate on this case, she will discover the story of two women who, despite appearing respectable on the outside have all manner of darkness hidden away. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

Love Is Hell.

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Drama | Horror | Romance

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Official Sites:

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Country:

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Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

12 November 2011 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Guilty of Romance See more »

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Django Film,Nikkatsu See more »
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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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The poem Mitsuko quotes is "On My Way Home" by Ryuichi Tamura. See more »

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Nudity, sex and bizarre fetishes. With some pretentious "poetry" attempting to disguise the lack of, well, everything!!! In short? A sexy disappointment.
1 December 2012 | by nitzanhavocSee all my reviews

Do you know that meme, saying "Dafuq did I just watch?!" well that's me right now. As a devout Horror fan, I've long learnt not to trust IMDb when it comes to genre tags. And yet, I found myself surprised by Guilty of Romance. Has the Horror genre really evolved into this mess? Is this what they call Horror in 2012?

Given that I'm not Japanese and have never lived in Japan, I could only hope that I missed the entire message of this film, and that's only if I give it enough credit to assume it had one. What I didn't miss was a 100+ minutes Asian erotic film meant to appeal to the audience's libido rather than their brains or hearts. The amount of nudity and sex scenes bordered on shameful, and that's coming from a guy. If you're gonna shoot an erotic film - do it, by all means! Just don't make it appear as more than that.

Yes, there was a story hidden there. Yes, the main actress Megumi Kagurazaka is gorgeous and sexy and has very lovely breast, as the audience is constantly and repeatedly reminded. The attempt to add a crime story, a murder, was at best unsuccessful. The way the story evolved was predictable and not interesting. Sorry to sound harsh, but I was expecting Horror/Drama, not a self indulging peep at sexual fetishes (they offer it all here! a raped woman enjoying the act, people strangling each other, and to top it off towards the end - a woman peeing!)

Bizarre erotica with an attempt at a story with a meaning. Nothing more. Wanna watch it? Go ahead, just lower your expectations in advance. I have no clue how this movie rated above 4.


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