August 14, 2011

Coming Soon - Guilty of Romance

Unlike their Western counterparts Asian directors tend not to hang around between movies. Sion Sono is one such example. Cold Fish is just hitting US screens and Himizu already in post-production, now Guilty of Romance, his 11th movie in six years is all geared up and ready to go.

Set just before the turn of the 21st century, a grisly murder occurs in Maruyama-cho, Shibuya -- a love hotel district -- a woman was found dead in a derelict apartment in the pouring rain. Whilst the police investigate, the story interweaves with that of Izumi, the wife of a famous romantic novelist whose life seems just a daily repetition without romance. One day, to break away from the loveless monotony, she decides to follow her desires and accepts a job as a naked model faking sex in front of the camera. Soon she meets with a mentor and starts selling her body to strangers, whilst at home she hides behind the facade that she is still the wife she is supposed to be.

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