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  • Masayuki Suo – Hentai kazoku: Aniki no yomesan AKA Abnormal Family (1984)

    1981-1990ArthouseEroticaJapanMasayuki Suo

    Complications are brought to a middle-class family when older brother Kōichi brings home his new sexually voracious bride Yuriko. Younger brother Kazuo looks to the new arrival as a source of sexual release while sister Akiko surreptitiously works in a soapland and Father lusts after a bar proprietess.Read More »

  • Takeshi Kitano – Hana-bi AKA Fireworks (1997)

    1991-2000DramaJapanTakeshi Kitano

    “Hana-bi” is the highly acclaimed drama from and with Takeshi Kitano. In this film Kitano In a very honest way, also works up and reflects about his own inner life after his motorcycle accident that nearly cost him his life. So, it’s no big surprise that he implemented certain aspects of his character in the main lead as he did in Horibe.

    With tranquil pictures and on a subtle level Kitano creates a story, that revolves around loneliness, isolation, guilt, love and grief. Very Kitano-like the almost poetically meditative looking pictures are interrupted by sudden bursts of violence. However, this just serves the purpose to imbue the story with the necessary amount of authenticity.Read More »

  • Sabu AKA Hiroyuki Tanaka – Drive (2002)


    Kenichi Asakura is an uptight, hyper-square salesman. One day, three bank robbers
    commandeer his van. They are in hot pursuit of their fellow robber who has snatched the
    money. Unfortunately for the bank robbers, Asakura never drives over 40 km/h speed limit
    even under the extreme situation.Read More »

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