Mizu No Nai Puuru (1982)

Run Time - 105 min.  |   Countries - Japan  |  
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A married man who has been driven to the edge by a boring job, a talkative wife, unbearable children, and their cramped living quarters, becomes inspired when he envisions a way to end this oppressiveness yet still keep all the amenities that come with a family and home. He gets some chloroform and a gas mask, gains illegal entry into the quarters of an attractive waitress he likes, puts on his gas mask, sprays chloroform around her room as she sleeps, and when she is thoroughly knocked out, he has sex with her. Although he carries out these nightly activities with other women as well, he keeps on coming back to the waitress, and in order to offer something in return, he sometimes washes her clothes or fixes her food before she wakes up. One time, however, he recklessly removes his mask and ends up unconscious until morning when he is found out. This is something he had not counted on, and he immediately thinks of the repercussions as he can find no way to get out of his predicament. Reiko Nakamura as the waitress, was awarded the 1982 Pink Ribbon prize for "Best Actress" in a softcore movie -- quite a feat considering she was inert for much of her role.

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boredom, oppression, poverty, rape, waiter