‘Antiporno’ directed by the director Sion Sono, the first version of which is the iconic Japanese studio. Nikkatsu is performing in this particular reboot of his famous films Roman Porno Eiga, a series of erotic movies with high doses of romance that ended up playing several genres in up to 700 titles, with the intention of giving a sensual option away from hardcore porn.
The project, premiered last year at the L’Etrange Festival in France, and Sitges 2016, was praised for its view of feminist sexuality and the position of women in Japanese society, which is in keeping with its title.
Her official argument says: “Kyoko is a prestigious fashion artist, young and beautiful, waiting for a meeting in her apartment with Watanabe, a senior editor who was interviewing her, soon creating a game of domination and humiliation between her and her assistant and the papers are slowly inverted, unless it’s all fiction, the personality of the protagonist splits into several layers of delirium. ”
In this way we are facing an audiovisual experiment that is as recommendable as it is enervating. A slap full of all the bad host that the director has inside, a deranged nightmare that shows us in a very particular way as only a few can do (Sono, Miike, Tsukamoto) a brutal criticism of the position of the woman in Japanese society, especially as far as sexual matters are concerned.
And all this within what was supposedly a commission to honor the pinku eiga (pink cinema) or Roman Porno Eiga, a genre started on February 27, 1962 when a film by Satoru Kobayashi entitled Niku no ichiba or Flesh was released in Japan Market (1962), which caused a huge stir by three sequences of nudes – some sources say there were seven – never before seen on the Japanese screen.
The argument was also tricky because he spoke openly of the dirty business that boiled in Roppongi, with a girl played by Tamaki Katori who went into the worst slums of the famous district of the Japanese capital to find information …
Japan, Japanese, 76 mins
Drama | Trailer: NOT YET REVIEWED | 2016
Director: Sion Sono
Writer: Sion Sono
Producer: Naoko Komuro; Sion Sono
Japan’s oldest major movie studio asks a batch of venerable filmmakers to revive its high-brow soft-core Roman Porno series.
Ami Tomite, Honoka Ishibashi, Ami Fukuda and Mariko Tsutsui