Oct 06

Dump Girl Rio (2011)

Rio is driving her loving dump truck as usual, distressed by the fact that her partner Osamu is into gambling, never paying for anything. What is worse, there is a sign that she is pregnant. One day, Toyama, who is on the wanted list on charge of murder, arrives before Rio. Holding a kitchen knife, he orders her to take him to Yokohama, where his daughter lives. He abandoned her 10 years ago. Rio was freaking out at first, but having told that Toyama is dying of cancer, she tries to help him to meet his daughter.

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Oct 05

Snakes and Earrings (2008) aka Hebi ni Piasu

Lui is nineteen years old, beautiful, bored and unmotivated. When she meets Ama in a bar, she finds herself mesmerized by his forked tongue and moves in with him and has her own tongue pierced. Determined to push her boundaries further, she asks Amas friend Shiba to design an exquisite tattoo for her back. But what Shiba demands as payment for the tattoo leads Lui into a brutal and explicit love triangle like no other. Then, after a violent encounter on the backstreets of Tokyo, Ama vanishes and Lui must face up to the reality of her life.

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Oct 04

The Story of Sin (1975) aka Dzieje grzechu

The teenage girl is first seen confessing and warned about having any impure thoughts or feelings. Her family has boarders and one day a young man moves in and they fall in love. He is trying to get a divorce but is denied by local church people. They live together after he is wounded in a duel, and then he takes off for Rome to get a divorce. She has a child and drowns it. She hears that he has been imprisoned in Rome so she goes there only to find out that he has been released. In her wanderings through France and Germany she finds out that her lover has married a rich woman and has went back to Poland. She gets involved with two con men who use her to trap the nobleman. She kills him when they are making love then she runs off and sinks into prostitution back in the old country. She is helped by an utopian rich man but the con men reappear, trying to use her as a lead to her old lover. She tries to warn him and is killed.

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Oct 02

Like a Rolling Stone (1994) aka Bô no kanashimi

Tanaka is a yakuza who collects ‘protection money’ from establishments. He has just been released from jail, where he had spent eight years, and finds out that his boss wants to get rid of him. Tanaka is not an archetypal yakuza; he travels by public transport. But he does have two mistresses: Ayumi, who runs a nightclub, and Yoshie, a brothel-keeper. When Tanaka’s boss ends up in hospital, second man Kurauchi exerts increasing pressure on Tanaka. Tanaka deliberately has himself wounded by a fighter to dodge several of Kurauchi’s demands.

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Sep 29

XX Beautiful Hunter (1994) aka XX: Utsukushiki karyuudo

Shion is the most merciless assassin of the Magnificat crime group. However, when her hand and heart hesitate to murder the man she loves, her superior marks her for death. Torn from the crime lords who were her only family, Shion must choose between a life of killing and a life on the run.

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