Feb 20

Just Love (1992) aka Xin su nu yan tan

A woman is transported from the past into modern HK. She is being pursued by a long haired old man with magic powers, but finds help from the descendants of her maid and boyfriend. She works as a model, but life is disrupted by either bad dreams of the magic man or, later, his actual appearance.

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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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