When Tetsuro goes bankrupt, the yakuzas recover what he owes them in the most violent and abominable way. Living a wretched life that has lost all meaning, he meets Nami, a part-time prostitute who has suffered similar misfortunes. The pair begins a moving love affair.
Sômai’s only incursion into theroman-pornogenre,Love Hotel enjoys outwitting the audience’s expectations and mixes eroticism and melodrama. As usual, he films bodies in action, this time making love. Yet it is rare to see a film of this type so successfully blend coded scenes with everyday movements and searching questions on the subject of love.