Zeze Takahisa, 1997
"Murder, sex, blood and designer erotism meet head-on in this perverse tale of sexual alienation in nineties Japan."
Set amidst the desolate background of a warped and twisted Japan. Raigyo takes its concept from a real life event in which a black clad woman murders a man that she had just met by chance through a phone sex club. Her chosen place for this execution, where he will be stabbed to death, is called the ‘Love Hotel’. Raigyo enhances these themes of random meetings, random sex and random loveby adding random sexual violence to the mix. All of these elements are then played out against an alienating, surreal, and bleak Japan which all combineto make Raigyo a stunning example of 'Pink' cinema.
Director: Zeze Takahisa
Cast: Sakura Moe, Ito Takeshi, Suzuki Takuji, Homura Ryumei, Tobayama Bunmei, Sano Kazuhiro, Nogi Sumiko.
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
Format: Colour / wide screen
Running time: 75 min
- Shortfilm Showcase: Blood (2000) - dir Philip Ilson
- Bonus Triple Silence feature The NUNS 'White Slave' music video
Product Code: RAIY52JV45