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Guilty of Romance (2011)

Koi no tsumi (original title)
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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Sion Sono (screenplay)
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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.

Genres:

Drama | Horror | Romance

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Japan

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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

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References Vivre Sa Vie (1962) See more »

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Theme of Ever Green (for Hazard)!
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Guilty of Romance; Don't like sex? This may not be for you...
17 January 2013 | by emily-o-584-75971See all my reviews

Sion Sono, the tantalising director of the unforgettable Love Exposure (2009) and the chilling Cold Fish (2010) brings another dramatic tale to life in his 2011 debut, Guilty of Romance.

A drama thriller loosely based on the real-life murder of Yasuko Watanabe, a prostitute working the late night streets of Tokyo's Shibuya district in 1997, Sono's take on the events are far from a half-hearted attempt.

Of course, having seen most of Sono's work, the graphic content portrayed in Guilty of Romance may deem shocking to some who, either aren't familiar with Sono's work or Japanese cinema in particular; but to me, I was the least surprised...

The rest of this review is at my Blog; Nihongo-Mania!

Please check it out! IMDb doesn't allow links so, just type in "Nihongo-Mania Japanese cinema reviews blogspot" on Google

Thank you very much! ٩(●ᴗ●)۶


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