The Japanese film “Guilty of Romance” is about the soul-searching by sex in times of boredom.
Sion Sono, 51 years old, has made 24 films and is one of the most avant-garde director of Japanese film. There are many such as sex, desire, violence, greed, power, submission and corpse in his new movie “Guilty of Romance”. Negotiated his previous film, the teenage mass suicide, horror study, Suicide Club, nor on how to keep yourself looking, all eyes turn rather to the question whether there actually is to find something if you clean sounds very deep inside.
Guilty of Romance is a field of ephemeral pleasure and also a minefield of meanings is on the Sion Sono gone over it generously with the poetry spreader. It contains the topic of sex in a society have holed up with rituals and discipline before present world. That means, A blowjob is a pair of virtuous, the Knicks ahead of the woman.
Given these extremes one is not surprised if you suddenly start occurs after a lust wandlerischen film on a grub-eaten corpse. A gruesome murder takes place in Shibuya – a love hotel district of Tokyo. A woman was found dead in a squalid apartment. The Commissioner is out of the shower, where she was being fucked, called to the scene. Parts of the woman’s body is put together with mannequins parts.
In intertwined with the crime of flashback in the life of another woman – Izumi who is married to a famous writer. But it is more of this marriage, the views of his empty white slippers as a life together. “The idea that the love of one man is not enough for me, I detest”. Izumi noted in her diary. Izumi sausages sold only in supermarkets, where it is immediately hired as a porn actress. After initial fears she has great pleasure in forbidden. Then she is standing with one foot in the Red Light district in which it assumes the part-time prostitute and her literature professor Mistook as a mentor.
In this film Sono shows the area in the most lurid and cheerful colors. The asphalt is blue, light green, the house, the sky almost purple. Inside and outside are blurred, as though everything is a large stage area. In a particularly strong moment he sees the heroine Izumi in the mirror, practicing the moves and sell hot dogs while her naked body in sexy poses. The result is a kind of sudden image of that person: a very feminine young woman who performs for the first time that she is a woman. The moment of one’s self-knowledge coincides with the moment of one’s self-selling.