Takahisa Zeze

Takahisa Zeze – Raigyo (1997)

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Murder, sex, blood and designer erotism meet head-on in this
perverse tale of sexual alienation in nineties Japan.

Set amidst the desolate background of a warped and twisted Japan.
Raigyo takes its concept from a real life event in which a black
clad woman murders a man that she had just met by chance through
a phone sex club. Her chosen place for this execution, where he
will be stabbed to death, is called the “Love Hotel”. Read More »

Takahisa Zeze – Karura no yume aka Dream of Garuda (1994)

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A convicted rapist, Ikuo is released from prison and goes in pursuit of the woman he raped, Mieko. So obsessed is he with revenge he see’s her in every woman he meets. After carrying out vicious attacks on a prostitute and a young girl he finally comes face to face with her. Mieko tells him she wants to escape from Tomimori. To redeem himself in her eyes Ikuo takes her plea to the extreme resulting in inextricable tragedy for them all. The film is set in Japan’s notorious ‘soaplands’ – areas where young women offer bathing and massage to men, as a way round the laws prohibiting prostitution. Read More »

Takahisa Zeze – Hada no sukima AKA A Gap in the Skin (2005)

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Two young people, Hidenori and Sunako, are on the run from the law following Hidenori’s killing of his mother. The two manage to hitch a ride in a passing ice-cream van, but Sunako is assaulted by its driver while bathing in a stream in a forest. They escape through the trees, eventually ending up in a secluded wooden cottage where they hide out, eking out a feral existence by raiding neighbouring gardens. With Hidenori still in a state of shock, Sunako eventually breaks the communication barrier using her body, seducing him in a bathtub full of floating ripe tomatoes. It is a turning point in their relationship, and Hidenori then becomes the sexually dominant partner in this strange relationship. One day, Hidenori plunges a knife into his stomach, forcing the pair to leave their makeshift haven and seek help in the big city. Read More »