Uiikendo Shaffuru (1982)

Run Time - 103 min.  |   Countries - Japan  |  
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When Akira Kanmyo (Masato Ibu) leaves for a trip to the store one weekend, everything seems to either go wrong or to simply shock him -- he comes across a former lover, and in a separate instance, a woman with a definite sexual fixation, and an unstable man brandishing a knife. While he has this cast of characters to handle, his wife gets a phone call from a stranger who says he has kidnapped their son. In reality, there is no kidnapping, the son is just looking for a way to become famous on the television news. The poor mother is at her wit's end (not a long distance) when she opens the door to a salesman, who turns out to be a rapist and a thief. She is raped and sustains partial amnesia as a result. So when three of her acquaintances come to visit, the rapist poses as her husband (apparently her husband has never met these three friends) and no one is any the wiser. There is additional violence at the end, some of which is directed at an already wounded credibility factor.



amnesia, insanity, kidnapping, rape, salesperson