A modern classic about the beauty of being in a state of desiring and the impact a phallic injury can have on the ability of a subject to fall in love.
A pleasant and charming exploration of the fact that, within the game of love and romance and beyond, subjects often rely on acting-out to reveal to the other what they cannot put into signifiers.
“A wonderful experience that does not only present a touching exploration of the pain of longing but also functions as an exquisite and elegant celebration of the art of stripping.”
“Ueda’s engaging film is all about two subjects trying to escape their phantasmatic identification with the notion of trash.”
“A beautiful film that elegantly explores the role the imaginary plays in marital failure as well as in the beginning of a new romantic bond.”
“A splendid narrative that dares to explore how problematic mothers can be for their children.”
“Suzuki’s narrative offers an excellent critique of the exploitative dimensions of the phallic patriarchal society.”
“An extraordinary film that offers a painful investigation of the ungraspable female element that forms a riddle for both man and woman alike.”
“A meditative and intimate masterpiece with a rich but challenging intertextuality.”
“A highly enjoyable romance narrative that thrives on a rich current of heartfelt romantic and raw natural emotions. “
“While it does nothing to take the genre further, Ekimoto still delivers an enjoyable narrative.”
Teruo Ishii is unable to deliver what made the first film so enjoyable: the visual celebration of Ocho Inoshika’s phallic fury.
“An artfully composed erotic narrative that plays with the well-known psychoanalytic fact that the relational past of subjects impacts the possibility and appearance of sexual attraction between a man and a woman.”
“Not only a narrative about the destructiveness of male sexual opportunism, but also (a narrative) [that explores] the irreducible opaqueness of the female subject as such.”
An amazing and unconventional narrative that not only explores the eroticism of the oral drive in an enticing and visually pleasing way, but also succeeds to touch, in a lighthearted way, upon the complexity of sexual desire as such.