With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013
With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

Thursday, June 19, 2014

"Love's Whirlpool" trailer (English subtitles) JAPAN CUTS 2014

  Love's Whirlpool / Ai no Uzu
Directed by Daisuke Miura
With Sosuke Ikematsu, Mugi Kadowaki, Kenichi Takito, Eriko Nakamura,
Hirofumi Arai, Yoko Mitsuya, Ryusuke Komakine, Seri Akazawa
Japan, 2014, 123 minutes
When: Friday, July 18, 2014 @ 8:30 PM
Where: Japan Society
333 East 47th Street NYC
(Between 1st and 2nd Avenues)
U.S. Premiere

18+ This film is unrated, but may only be viewed
by persons 18 years of age and older. 

Original stage play winner of the 50th Kishida Drama Award

In a fancy split-level condo in Tokyo's Roppongi nightlife district, four women and four men gather from midnight to 5 am. They've all paid to be there (men more than women), and they have only one thing in common--they seek anonymous sex. Using no names, they're known only by their types: freeter (temp or part-time worker), mild-mannered salaryman, duplicitous OL (office lady), self-conscious working class factory worker, perfectionist teacher, veteran pervert, shy NEET ("not in education, employment or training") and bashful college student. Together, they unravel their identities in a night of increasing debauchery. Daisuke Miura's adaptation of his critically acclaimed 2005 play of the same name explores Japan's fuzoku (sex industry) with depth, humor and freewheeling indecency. This surprising, erotic and disturbing film features breakout performances by Sosuke Ikematsu and Mugi Kadowaki, who are tempted to mix love with sex. - Japan Society

This screening of Love's Whirlpool is part of JAPAN CUTS 2014.