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Love Exposure

Love Exposure

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Ai no mukidashi
Japan / 2008 / 237 min
DIRECTOR:
Shion Sono
Japanese rollercoaster of a movie about erections, religion and love

Yu is a quiet and devout teenager who loses his mother to cancer at a young age. In the mourning process his father becomes a strict catholic priest who forces his son to sin, something which young Yu discovers he has quite a gift for. Describing the plot of this film in a few sentences doesn’t do justice to this Japanese masterpiece. It explores sex, religion, vulgarity, desire and love and mixes those themes seamlessly without restraint or respect. LOVE EXPOSURE is a tasteless, fascinating and endlessly funny film.

Shion Sono

Shion Sono (1961) is a controversial Japanese poet, writer and film director. He made his debut as a poet only 17 years old and directed his first short film I AM SHION SONO! (1985) after having dropped out of school. His first full-length feature film BICYCLE SIGHS (1990) was a great box office success both domestically and internationally. His second feature film THE ROOM (1992), about a serial killer looking for a room, won the jury prize at Sundance and confirmed his position as one of the foremost Japanese directors. His most well-known film, SUICIDE CIRCLE, is a thriller from 2001 about the high suicide rate in Japan. He has since continued to publish books, poems and successful films.