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Koi no tsumi (2011)

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

Writer:

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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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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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 »

Company Credits

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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 story is loosely based on the 1997 murder of Yasuko Watanabe, who was a senior economic researcher at TEPCO (Tokyo Electric Power Company), but was also a prostitute at night in the Shibuya district of Tokyo. See more »

Connections

References Belle de Jour (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

Symphony No 5 in C Sharp minor - IV. Adagietto
Written by Gustav Mahler
Performed by London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by James DePreist
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innocence in pissing.
24 October 2011 | by phobophobSee all my reviews

I saw this movie today at the Viennale at an afternoon screening and i had a hard time to sit thru it. it seemed overly pretentious and misogynistic to me. don't get me wrong, i enjoyed visitor q and i realized the Belle de Jour, Vivre Sa Vie references. But Shion Sono was not able to pull of the absurd combinations of violence and sexuality that made these movies work. on the opposite. it seemed like a constant male masturbation fantasy with a few literature references tossed in to justify it. even looking at it from an exploitation angle, it just failed to deliver. the acting was less than convincing and at best as average as the mise en scene and also the use of music was terrible, constantly failing to set the counterpoint as obviously originally intended. in the end it left the bitter taste of a conservative paradigm where women were punished for their sexuality, got their private parts cut of and were kicked in the stomach. anyway, there seems to be innocence in pissing.


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