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This prize-winning pinku-eiga film was cult director Hisayasu Sato's second foray into gay themes, following the previous year's Kamen No Yuwaku, and can be viewed as a somewhat downmarket tribute to Italian filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini. The plot concerns the editor of a muscle magazine who falls in love with one of his top models, only to accidentally cut off the young man's arm during a heavy-duty session of sadomasochistic sex play. Horrified at what he has done, the editor is sent to prison and a grim, self-loathing future. The editor worships Pasolini's films, and while he is in jail, the classic Salo: The 120 days of Sodom is released. The opportunity to someday see the film gives the convicted criminal the strength and hope to persevere. Somewhat contrived and slow-moving, the film nevertheless has some evocative moments. But Nuovo Cinema Paradiso it isn't. ~ Robert Firsching, Rovi

Cast

Simonn Kumai
as Kitami
You Suzuki
as Tida
Kiyomi Ito
as Yoko
Koyoma Hageki
as June
Hiroshi Makoto
as Maze

Crew

Takashi Zeze
Director
Tadami Ohara
Director
Hisayasu Sato
Director
Taturo Komada
Producer
Syuji Kataoka
Producer
Shiro Yumeno
Screenwriter
Fumio Sato
Cinematographer
Seiji Sakai
Editor
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