May 08

Seoul Rainbow (1989) aka Seoul mujigae

Yu-ra yearns for money and fame while Jun wants to go back to his hometown. Yu-ra scolds Jun. Jun helps Yu-ra in her efforts to become a star. In her reach for stardom, Yu-ra is unaware that a person is helping her out from behind the scenes. Once Yu-ra achieves her goal, her actions are restricted and she is treated like a prized pet. Yu-ra realizes that her dream of being the top is a mask of falsehood and pain and she misses Jun’s love. She tries to escape her reality but instead her reality tightens its hold on her. Finally, Yu-ra ends up in a mental institution where she is forced into being an amnesiac. Jun learns of Yu-ra’s disappearance and he pursues her until he finds her in the mental institution.

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Apr 17

Demon’s Room (1982) aka Akuma no heya

Yoshiko Sejima (Reiko Nakamura) gets a call from a man claiming to be from her husband’s company. He tells her that he will come to pick her up on behalf of her husband. It turns out that he’s a kidnapper and takes Yoshiko to a hotel, and proceeds to rape her. This man Fuji Nakatogawa (Johnny Okura) calls Yoshiko’s husband but doesn’t request a ransom. He’s just bent on humiliating Yoshiko to submission to be his sex slave.

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