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Antiporno (2016)

Anchiporuno (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 29 December 2017 (USA)
Japan's oldest major movie studio asks a batch of venerable filmmakers to revive its high-brow soft-core Roman Porno series.

Director:

Sion Sono

Writer:

Sion Sono (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ami Tomite Ami Tomite ... Kyôko
Mariko Tsutsui ... Noriko
Fujiko Fujiko
Sayaka Kotani Sayaka Kotani
Tomo Uchino Tomo Uchino
Hirari Ikeda Hirari Ikeda
Ami Ami
Saki Saki
Yûya Takayama Yûya Takayama
Mana Yoshimuta Mana Yoshimuta
Ami Fukuda Ami Fukuda
Honoka Ishibashi Honoka Ishibashi ... (as Ai Shimomura)
Dai Hasegawa Dai Hasegawa
Takumi Bando Takumi Bando
Hideyuki Kobashi Hideyuki Kobashi
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Young artist Kyoko (Ami Tomite) wreaks havoc on everyone that she encounters, her worst being reserved for simpering older assistant Noriko (Mariko Trutsui), whom she routinely humiliates-or at least that's what seems to be happening, before an abrupt about-face. Outrageous rabble-rouser Sono's contribution to the Roman Porno redux series contains plenty of sex, but is also a fourth-wall breaking, experimental study of feminine agency set against outlandish, eye-popping backdrops.

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Freedom? What's that?

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Drama

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A lot of color, but... where's the exit? Where?
7 September 2018 | by yombaSee all my reviews

I exist. I exist here. I know I exist. I exist, but not today. Today comes constantly. It'll come until I die. But I don't exist today. We don't exist in the todays we've lost. It appears as if we do, but we don't.

You wake up from a nightmare where your life is just a character evolving on stage, for the amusement of others. But you wake up. To reality. Or ... are you still on stage? If yes... where is the exit? Where?

An item that appears repeatedly throughout the movie gets a very strong meaning at the end of it. A lizard who grew too big to ever get out of the bottle he's in! Where's the exit? Where?

Antiporno is not a porn movie. It contains some nudity scenes, vulgar language and many shocking scenes. And color. A lot of color sometimes. Liquid even. But besides, it's hard to say what it is. Perhaps for someone more familiar with the work of Japanese director Sion Sono, things are clearer. It is a symbolic film, requiring an effort to understand it. And I believe that a profound knowledge of Japanese society is indispensable.


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