Guilty of Romance, 2011
I’ve been watching a lot of Japanese films lately since my earphones got broken. It’s better to read subtitles than to actually strain to hear what on earth the characters are saying. Anyways, this film was directed by Sion Sono, the same one who did Cold Fish. It’s about three women: a dissatisfied housewife, a female cop and a university professor by day-hooker by night. It’s a provocative film that tackles the issues of prostitution, illicit affairs and brutal murder. It definitely is way better than Cold Fish. To be honest, during the start of the film, I thought that I would just be subjected to another one of those stupid films with way too much sexually frustrated characters. I’m glad that I was wrong. It has depth and it’s wonderfully twisted, definitely just the way I like it. One thing that I didn’t like though was that the housewife got a job in a grocery store and she was sampling sausages. I mean, how slapstick can you get?