Synopsis by Tracie Cooper
This erotic drama from director Masahiro Kobayashi was filmed almost entirely alongside the austere, snow-filled landscape of the Japanese island of Hokkaido. Featuring Kill Bill alumni (Kazuki Kitamura) as unhinged loner Kenji, Onna Rihatsushi No Koi takes off when salon owner Harumi (Keiko Oginome) is kidnapped and ferried off to a broken-down shack that Kenji has deemed appropriate for their new life together. Though Harumi initially begs to go home, she eventually comes to see her kidnapper as a viable alternative to Ikuo (Jiro Sato), her gambler husband -- particularly in the bedroom. Ikuo eventually finds and confronts Kenji, and forces him to explain his obsession with Harumi. The film also features Yutaka Nakazawa, Yasufumi Hayashi, and Naoto Takenaka.