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Love Exposure


Takahiro Nishijima, Hikari Mitsushima, Makiko Watanabe, Sakura Ando View All


Sion Sono (Director), Sion Sono (Writer) View All

Release: Jan. 31st, 2009
Runtime: 3 hours, 57 minutes
The story of a teenage boy named Yu, who falls for Yoko, a girl he runs into while working as an "up-skirt" photographer in an offshoot of the porn industry. His attempts to woo her are complicated by a spot of cross-dressing - which convinces Yoko that she is lesbian - dalliances with kung-fu and crime, and a constant struggle with the guilt that's a legacy of his Catholic upbringing.
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0 Why Sion Sono's "Love Exposure" is my favourite film of all time.
Love Exposure is my favourite film of all time, and rightfully so. It has one of the best love stories I have ever seen put to film, and although the movie is incredibly long (with a total run time ...

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mark f
I don't want to get into too many plot details because there are several twists and turns, but sometimes the film repeats scenes from different perspectives, so one could be reminded of Pulp Fiction, and there were a few moments I flashed back to Fight Club near the end, but for the most part, this is a highly original comedy-drama which perhaps is a little too outrageous to be taken completely seriously, but is honest enough to still create a considerable amount of power.