Jun 06

Diary of Beloved Wife: Naive (2006) aka Dôshin

Yoko is an ordinary housewife living in an ordinary apartment block. She has no real complaints as she goes about her tedious days, although her husband, Shinichi, is rather predictable in bed. They have one son, Junichi, and Yoko feels at a loss regarding his recently-acquired adolescent interest in sex and his secret stash of erotic magazines. Junichi is about to write his junior high school entrance exams, so he’s heading off to cram school camp for New Year’s. Before going, he makes a surprising suggestion, “Why don’t you guys go somewhere for New Year’s?” Yoko and Shinichi are suddenly faced with the prospect of New Year’s apart from their son. How will this couple, who’ve already lived half of their lives, change their behavior when it’s just the two of them?

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Jun 05

Diary Of Beloved Wife: Saucepot (2006)

Junko and Kohei were each others first relationship, and got married. A white apartment, a white blouse, and white underwear; their relationship was pure. But then Junko put on conspicuous lingerie and a black dress, and went to attend a class reunion. Suspicious, Kohei followed behind her until she disappeared into a hotel with Okada, a former junior high school classmate. Kohei had learned from his mother to obsessively despise and vowed to make Junko utterly filthy. So, he presented his own wife to a gang rape club…

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Jun 05

Diary of Beloved Wife: Smoke Gets In Your Eye (2006) aka Kemuri ga Me ni Shimiru

They taste great, because they taste  like you do down there! No other cigarette tastes that great! Chiho has  prohibited her husband, Takahashi, from smoking while she is trying to  become pregnant. Takahashi hasn’t told his wife he was laid off, and has  a paid sexual encounter with a high-school student, attracted by the  pungent odor of her cigarettes, Peace Regulars. That evening, Chiho  became outraged by the foul odor of the Peace Regulars saying it  reminded her of an elderly relative having shoved the same brand of  cigarettes into her genitals in the distant past. In fact that memory  was not Chihos, but that of her twin sister, Kaho.

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May 31

Onimasa (1982) aka Kiryûin Hanako no shôgai

Matsue is the adoptive daughter of the Kiryuin House, a small yakuza clan in Shikoku. Onimasa, their leader, is the last heir to a family of samurai. He is hard in business but respected by the poor because of his fairness. Matsue lives in the middle of this society, between gang wars and rivalries among the chief’s mistresses. But when Onimasa takes a chivalrous attitude and finds himself on the side of train workers on strike, it annoys the Great Godfather of the island. The story starts in 1918, ends with the nearing of the Second World War.

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May 30

Color Blossoms (2004) aka Toh sik

One day, property agent Meili has two strange encounters; Madam Umeki, a mysterious Japanese high society lady who asks her to lease out a luxurious abandoned apartment on her behalf. On this fateful day, she also discovers the man of her dreams, policeman 4708. While Meili takes potential tenants to the apartment, she meets a young photographer, Kim. Whom she cannot help but fall in love with. Later, Meili is astonished to discover Kim was the ex-lover of the young Madam Umeki. The complex relationship between the color blossoms develops to be even more intriguing

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