Love Hotel

Love Hotel
© 1985 Nikkatsu Corporation
  • Friday, June 5, 22:00 Cinema in the German Film Museum
    (Tickets only available at the German Film Museum)
  • Love Hotel
  • Japan 1985, 16 mm, 88 min, Japanese with English subtitles
  • Director: Shinji SOMAI
  • Script: Takashi ISHII
  • Camera: Noboru SHINODA
  • Music: Daisuke HAYASHI
  • World sales: Nikkatsu
  • Copy: Japan Foundation
  • Cast: Noriko HAYAMI, Minori TERADA, Kiriko SHIMIZU
  • With an introduction by Dimitri Ianni

After witnessing the rape of his wife by money collectors of the yakuza, indebted businessman Muraki falls into blind despair and attacks Nami, a prostitute, in a love hotel. Two years later, Muraki, who is now divorced and working as a taxi driver, and Nami meet again by accident. Together, they begin an affair. Distributed as ‘Roman Porno’ by Nikkatsu in 1985, LOVE HOTEL belongs to the most outstanding and most extraordinary parts of this series. Shot in long and poetic takes and partly in lurid neon colours, SOMAI offers a deeply moving and melancholic tale of two lost souls.

In cooperation with the Japan Foundation Tokyo and the Japan Cultural Institute in Cologne


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