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Love Hotel
(Rabu Hoteru)

by Shinji SÔMAI

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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.

  • Titre français
    Love Hotel
  • Original title
    Rabu Hoteru
  • Titre international
    Love Hotel
  • Scénario
    Takashi Ishii
  • Photo
    Noboru Shinoda
  • Montage
    Isao Tomita
  • Assistant réalisateur
    Koji Enokido
  • Interprétation
    Noriko Hayami, Minori Terada, Kiriko Shimizu
  • Production
    Nikkatsu
  • Ventes internationales
    Nikkatsu Corporation : t-hirayama@nikkatsu.co.jp
  • Support de projection
    35 mm
  • Sous-titrage
    VOST électronique
  • Ratio
    1:85

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