Love Exposure


愛のむきだし   [ 2009 ][ 4 ]
Director: Sono Shion 園子温


Plot:Three emotionally abused people from the fringes of society get locked in a convoluted love triangle. Yuu, a Catholic boy searching for true love ends up taking erotic photographs of women in public until he discovers Yoko, whom he sees as his Virgin Mary. Yoko, an antifamily, misandristic girl finds that her foster mother will be marrying Yuu's father. Koike, an \original sinner\, coordinates a plan to convert Yuu's family to her cult. Under her careful direction, their lives come crashing together in one fateful street fight.

Love Exposure (Japanese: 愛のむきだし Hepburn: Ai no mukidashi) is a 2008 Japanese comedy-drama art film written and directed by Sion Sono. The film gained a considerable amount of notoriety in film festivals around the world for its four-hour duration and themes including love, family, lust, religion and the art of upskirt photography. The first version was originally six hours long, but was trimmed at the request of the producers. The six-hour original cut was later released on Blu-Ray disc. Following its release, it won many awards and garnered positive reviews. At the Berlin International Film Festival, it won the Caligari Film Award and the FIPRESCI Prize. Read More

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