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Ai no mukidashi (愛のむきだし)

Love Exposure

Director

Sion Sono

Synopsis

Having grown up in a devout Christian family, Yu (Takahiro Nishijima) has always been a well-behaved kid. After his mother dies, his priest father is seduced by a woman who breaks his heart, causing him to torment Yu by forcing him to confess his sins on a daily basis. Of course, being a fairly normal kid, Yu has no legitimate sins to confess. To appease his increasingly demanding father, Yu is determined to become a true sinner, eventually training to become an expert at sneak upskirt photography. Pornography being the one sin no priest can overlook, Yu gets the attention he’s been so desperately seeking from his dad.

One day while hanging out with his fellow sinner pals—but dressed like Sasori as punishment for being on the losing end of a bet—Yu meets a beautiful girl named Yoko (Hikari Mitsushima). Their first meeting is a glorious one, beginning with an all-out street brawl and ending with a kiss. There are only two problems: she thinks he’s a woman and a devious cult leader named Aya (Sakura Ando) is carefully manipulating both of their lives.

 

Cast

Takahiro Nishijima, Hikari Mitsushima, Sakura Ando, Hiroyuki Onoue, Makiko Watanabeo Watabe

Crew

Writer: Sion Sono; Cinematographer: Sohei Tanikawa; Music: Tomohide Harada; Editor: Junichi Ito

Festivals

Berlinale Forum, Fantasia IFF, Beijing IFF, Bucheon International Fantastic FF (BIFAN), Toronto After Dark FF, L'Étrange Festival, Fantastic Fest, London FF, Lund International Fantastic FF, Mar del Plata IFF, Torino FF, Belgrade FF, Imagine FF (NL), Riviera Maya FF, Rio de Janeiro IFF

Director's Filmography

- Kuso-yarō to Utsukushiki Sekai, 2018

- Tokyo Vampire Hotel, 2017

- Shinjuku Swan II, 2017

- Antiporno, 2016

- Madly (segment "Love of Love"), 2015

- The Virgin Psychics, 2015

- The Whispering Star, 2015

- Tag, 2015

- Love & Peace, 2015

- Shinjuku Swan, 2015

- All Esper Dayo! SP, TV Movie, 2015

- Tokyo Tribe, 2014

- Venice 70: Future Reloaded, collective documentary, 2013

- Minna! ESPer Dayo!, TV Series, 2013

- Why Don't You Play in Hell?, 2013

- The Land of Hope, 2012

- Kenkichi, 2012

- Himizu, 2011

- Guilty of Romance, 2011

- Cold Fish, 2010

- Make the Last Wish, 2009

- Be Sure to Share, 2009

- Love Exposure, 2008

- Exte, 2007

- Jikô keisatsu, TV Show, 2006

- Balloon Club, Afterwards, 2006

- Strange Circus, 2005

- Noriko's Dinner Table, 2005

- Into a Dream, 2005

- Hazard, 2005

- Nô-pantsu gâruzu:Movie box-ing2:Otona ni Nattara, Anthology, 2004

- Chichi no Hi, 2003

- Prom Night, 2002

- Father's Day, short, 2001

- 0cm4, short, 2001

- Suicide Club, 2001

- Seigi no tatsujin: Nyotai tsubo saguri, 2000

- Utsushimi, 2000

- Depression Blot, 1999

- Dankon: The Man, 1998

- Kaze, short, 1998

- Keiko Dessukedo (I Am Keiko), 1997

- Bad Film, 1995

- Heya: The Room, 1992

- Bicycle Sighs, 1990

- Decisive Match! Boys Dorm vs Girls Dorm, 1988

- Love, short, 1986

- A Man's Flower Road, 1986

- I Am Sion Sono!!, short, 1985

- Love Song, short, 1984

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01/12/2020

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