Love Exposure

Release date: September 2, 2011
(NY)

Studio: Olive Films

Director: Sion Sono

MPAA Rating: N/A

Screenwriter:

Starring: Atsuro Watabe, Takahiro Nishijima

Genre: Drama, Comedy, Romance, Action

Duration: N/A

Copyright Holder: N/A

Copyright: N/A

Plot Summary:

This bombastic feature film ambitiously tackles life's biggest themes: love, death, sex, revenge, religion and up-skirt panty photography. "Love Exposure" tells the story of Yu (Takahiro Nishijima), a teenager driven to a life of sin, romantic extremes and sexual perversions by his father's desperate conversion into extreme Catholicism. After losing his wife and a maniac-depressive lover, Tetsu (Atsurô Watabe) becomes obsessed with his son's spiritual (and certainly sinful) life. Pressed to confess a couple of dark crimes (and yet, as innocent as they come), Yu hits Tokyo's underground in search of a perfect sin - and in the process, joins a gang of teenagers training in the 'art' of panchira (clandestine panty snapshots!). On his search for the perfect photo, Yu harasses enough girls to shock his all-forgiving, bible-thumping father, who finally behaves as such and punishes his 'perverse' son. Happy to have his father's attention, Yu decides to fully dedicate himself to the art of panchira – and he quickly becomes one of the very best. Yet, when Yun falls for the Virgin-Mary-like Yoko, he also gets involved with Zero Church, a fanatic religious group with a bizarre agenda of their own.

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