Tenshi No Harawata: Akai Senko (1994)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Erotic Drama, Sadistic Horror  |   Countries - Japan  |  
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Continuing in the vein of his previous violent and often surreal erotic thrillers such as Shinde mo Ii and Nude no Yoru, Takashi Ishii directs this labyrinthine tale of sex and murder. The film centers on Nami (Maiko Kawakami), who is taking still photos on the set of a porn flick. The action before the camera -- a middle-aged lecher raping a schoolgirl -- sparks bitter memories of a similar incident in her past. Muraki (Jimpachi Nezu), the editor of the film, notices Nami's discomfort. Unfortunately, Muraki bares a remarkable resemblance to Nami's assailant; she flees from the set in a terror. She first seeks comfort in the arms of her lesbian bar maid girlfriend, until she learns that her lover is playing around. As a result, Nami seeks comfort in a bottle and wakes up the following day naked in a love hotel. Having no memory of the tryst, she panics. When she discovers her one-night lover in a pool of his own blood by the bed, she freaks. The following day, she runs into Muraki and tells him the entire sorry tale. Together, they try to piece together Nami's blood-soaked lost weekend.