Feb 17

Sexy Soccer (2004) aka Sing gum zhook kao

Rolando is a down on his luck soccer coach who is having a hard time scoring. After his team lost, he’s seriously in debt to a loan shark. After being given a last chance, Rolando seeks for an idea to clear his debt. Until it just hit him, an inspiration that’s too good to pass up. He’ll form an all girl soccer team. Containing the bustiest and cutest girls around. They’re so admirable, the male teams will pay attention to them than the tournament itself.

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Feb 17

Subway Serial Rape: Lover Hunting (1988) aka Chikatetsu renzoku reipu: Aijin-gari

A woman is raped on a crowded subway. No one reports it to the police. A TV studio exploits the incident to boost ratings, with tragic results, including the victimization of the reporter sent to harass the gang members who committed the crime.

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Feb 17

Konkatsu Battle Royal (2010) aka 婚活バトルロワイアル

Konkatsu-Battle-RoyalIn 2015, the Japanese economy has collapsed due to global recession. While unemployment rates are over 35 percent, 150,000 people commit suicide every year. In such conditions, a TV program, 24-hour Marriage Battle Royale, skyrockets to unprecedented fame and popularity, where people are set on fire on camera. It’s the ultimate in extreme programming, an ordeal of marriage hunting where women in debt play games to marry famed celebrities abroad, with the losers facing humiliation and could be death. Hana Shinjo, a has-been idol, makes a desperate stab at a new life by applying to the show as a contestant. When accepted, she finds herself pitted against a single mother, a former business owner, a club hostess, a rogue, a high-school girl, and an assorted mob of heartless, cold-blooded women. A frenzied battle for life itself now begins.

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Feb 16

The Soul Odyssey (2003) aka Jôhatsu tabinikki

A young man is on an inner journey as he searches for meaning in love, eroticism and marriage. He boards a train, and all the clocks are mirrored from then on, as if looking at them from the inside. He travels to a homey village, meets a potential fiancée, then a sensuous and mysterious stripper.

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Feb 14

A Petal (1996) aka Ggotip

A young girl is caught up in the 1980 Gwangju massacre, where Korean soldiers killed hundreds, if not thousands, of protesters who opposed the country’s takeover by the military the year before. Flashbacks show the girl seeing her mother shot to death in the massacre. The film spurred the Korean public to demand the truth behind the incident, and their government eventually opened previously classified files on the massacre.

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Feb 13

The Golden Lotus (1974) aka Jin ping shuang yan

There have been many film versions of “The Golden Lotus”, the most erotic novel in Chinese history, but none have combined artistry with sensuality as successfully as this 1974 classic, featuring three of the screen’s sexiest stars. The director was already famous for his historical epics and modern sex comedies, but here outdoes himself in this recounting of the murders, corruptions, and sexual exploits of a Sung Dynasty lothario 900 years ago. (IVL)

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Feb 11

Does the Cuckoo Sing at Night? (1981) aka Baekugido bame uneunga

The beauty of the place and the beauty disarming Yun Jeong-hie that releases eroticism in a spontaneous and adding a sliding very interesting history and make it de Does cuckoo cry at Night a very interesting product and the viewer can not prove it for the poor and naive (but also good-hearted) Hyunbo. This film is based on a novel by a novel Bi-seok Jeong, and in my view succeeded in recreating quite closely the context. Definitely not a staple of cinema 80 years but the fact remains that the film deserves and it is very interesting to watch.

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