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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 »

Director:

Sion Sono

Writers:

Mizue Kunizane (story), Sion Sono (screenplay)
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Miki Mizuno Miki Mizuno ... Kazuko Yoshida
Makoto Togashi Makoto Togashi ... Mitsuko Ozawa
Megumi Kagurazaka ... Izumi Kikuchi
Kazuya Kojima Kazuya Kojima ... Shoji / Masao's friend
Satoshi Nikaido Satoshi Nikaido ... Masao / Kazuko's husband (as Satoshi Nikaidô)
Ryûju Kobayashi Ryûju Kobayashi ... Kaoru / pimp
Shingo Gotsuji Shingo Gotsuji ... Kimura / Kazuko's assistant
Motoki Fukami Motoki Fukami ... Martini / model
Chika Uchida Chika Uchida ... Eri Doi / modeling agent
Marie Machida Marie Machida ... Mari (as Marî Machida)
Ryô Iwamatsu Ryô Iwamatsu ... Supermarket manager
Hisako Ôkata Hisako Ôkata ... Shizu / Mitsuko's mother
Kanji Tsuda Kanji Tsuda ... Yukio / writer-Izumi's husband
Cynthia Cheston ... Prostitute
Jyonmyon Pe Jyonmyon Pe ... Okubo / Kaoru's assistant
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Storyline

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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Trivia

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

Connections

Referenced in ARfRA: Why are Japanese films so extreme? (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

'Music for Vihuela - Fantasia X
Written by Luis De Milan (as L. Milan)
Performed by Christopher Wilson (Vihuela)
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Sick and twisted on the surface, but interesting social commentary underneath
25 June 2020 | by mister_batemanSee all my reviews

This movie is disgusting and completely depraved. All characters are despicable. But below the surface lies a poignant critique of modernity. We live in an era which is totally nihilistic. There is no transcendence, no higher purpose in life anymore and thus no morality. These circumstances are a result of "good" times, in purely economic, materialistic terms. Because "good" times create weak men, who in turn create women who are absolute harlots, which furthermore turns any once great society into a degenerate Sodom and Gomorrah of soulless, depressed and unhappy prostitutes, metaphorical or in some cases literal.


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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

12 November 2011 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Guilty of Romance See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$246,091
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Django Film, Nikkatsu See more »
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Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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