After Yu's mother dies his father, a priest, only seems to take solace in the confessions of his sons sins causing Yu to partake in various 'sinful' activities to appease him. This is a teen love story as only the Japanese could bring us, complete with up-skirt photography, cross dressing, and bloody gore.
Love Exposure has the greatest story I have ever seen depicted on film. The movie's scope is incredible: a four hour love story that weaves religious dogma, ultra-violence, perversion, and a million other topics into a flawless tapestry. This is a film that needs to be experienced in one devoted play-though, free of distractions, so that you can get invested in the complex characters and their tragically doomed relationships. Like my Daisies review, I will first discuss why you need to watch the film in the first paragraph, then I will get into dissecting the reasons why this movie is amazing.
Four hours is a lot of time to invest in a movie, as it falls into that awkward space…
First off, I want to thank Hentai Cop for being the first to bring this film to my attention. His great review urged me to put this on my watchlist. And look! I told you I'd get around to it eventually. And I want to give you a double thanks. Because it did not disappoint.
Love Exposure or, Sexual Tension: The Movie, is a crazy off the wall epic Japanese love story. It's nearly 4 hours long and doesn't stop for anybody or anything. The zany over the top Japanese antics infect nearly every minute of this film, and it all plays out like a giant graphic…
Sian Sono’s Love Exposure is a 4 hour journey. But my God did those 4 hours fly away like dust in a whirlwind but never failing to leave a strong impression, memories and the emotions accrued throughout, embossed in my heart.
This film had me captivated right from the start and did not let go until it was finished. And when it did, I did not want it to finish and had such an urge for it go on. Such was its magnetic enigma and such was the innumerable themes handled. It deals with the traumas of childhood, the effects of bad parenthood, yearning to meet the love of your life, faith in God, faith in love, perversity, revenge, madness,…
Film #1 of May 30 Days, 30 Countries Challenge
"This is just like one of my Japanese animes."
I've been putting Love Exposure off for a while now for two reasons.
1. SVA's library doesn't have it.
2. It's almost four hours long!
After coming home from college and getting it from my public library, I finally got around to watching it, and goddamn it is fucking amazing!
Love Exposure is filled with shots of panties, "hentai", and everything you would expect from a crazy Japanese film. Some moments make Love Exposure feel like a live action anime(except not cheesy) and that's awesome. The soundtrack is pretty fucking great. I think Aya might be my most hated villain of all…
...Where do I even begin?
Let me start by saying this is the first film I have ever seen from Sion Sono. Initially that may have seemed a bad idea considering this is one of the longest films ever made. Supposedly it was originally six hours but was trimmed down to four. I hope that full version will be available one day because, as many people before me have stated, this was some of the greatest four hours I have ever experienced within one film.
I usually go rather in depth with my reviews, so I don't recommend reading them unless you have already seen the movies I discuss. I want so badly to go in depth with Love Exposure,…
I never thought I'd love a four hour movie about an erection so much.
Sometimes life surprises you.
"Love Exposure" ist der Auftakt zur sogenannten "Hass-Trilogie" von Sion Sono.
"Love Exposure" ist dabei alles andere als ein "gewöhnlicher Film".
Alleine der Aufbau ist mehr als ungewöhnlich. Es dauert schon eine Stunde bis überhaupt der Filmtitel eingeblendet wird. Bis dahin ist der Film gefühlt auch schon voll am laufen, bevor sich dann herausstellt das dies eigentlich noch alles Einführung war. Die Hinterlegte orchestrale Musik (Meist der Bolero) kann schonmal 20 Minuten durchspielen.
Trotz seiner imposanten 4 Stunden Laufzeit kommt es so gut wie nie zu spürbaren Längen.
Das schafft der Film indem er einfach mehrfach komplett den Ton ändert. Drama, Komödie, Action und Romanze ist alles vertreten. Insgesamt fühlt sich die Erzählung an wie ein Roman (Oder vielleicht besser:…
Well, that happened...and I wouldn't have believed it if I didn't see it. 4 hours of insanity that strangely all makes sense, doesn't feel too long (although who the hell knows what the 6 hour cut would have looked like), and was a hoot from beginning to end.
Those 4 hours just flew by. What a crazy, perverse, fun ride that was. Not quite as great as Why Don't You Play In Hell? (maybe the TIFF environment had something to do with it), but pretty damn close!
I think I accidentally went the correct route, seeing Himizu and "Why Don't You Play In Hell?" first and then coming back to see this epic 4-hour love story. Himizu tells a story of a much darker tone set after the 2011 earthquakes in Japan which I wasn't ready for such wild tonal shifts and absurd violence. WDYPIH is probably the most fun I've had watching a movie in ages and was so refreshing after Himizu. It's a…
LOVE EXPOSURE is...
LOVE EXPOSURE is...certainly the fastest four hour movie you will ever watch. There's a kinetic energy to every scene that seemingly never lets up and continues moving like a freight train at 100mph.
LOVE EXPOSURE is...very insanely weird, featuring plot lines like the young man, Yu, mastering the art of upskirt photography complete with ninja-like maneuvers and acrobatics, erections used as metaphors for love and growing up, parakeets, intriguing takes on religious dogmas, cross-dressing, and fountains of blood.
LOVE EXPOSURE is...wildly inventive. I've never seen a movie quite like it and for that alone, it's something to marvel at. It's structured unlike any movie I've seen (the main title alone doesn't hit until the hour mark) and…
So I finally ventured into a highly anticipated film spectacle. Japanese filmmaker Sion Sono enters his kitchen of madness and whips up an eclectic potpourri that has something for everyone!
"Love Exposure" (2008), at its almost 4 hours length is a disturbing and hysterical joyride through voyeurism, teenage romance, buddy bromance, over-the-top violence, bizarre sexuality, black comedy, farce and a darkly comic look at existentialism and finding the meaning of life!
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Comments/feedback/thoughts most welcome.
Thank you for reading folks!
Horas antes de hacerme un esguince en el tobillo un colega me deja una peli de 4 horas... regalito caído del cielo para una tarde con nada más que hacer que estirar la pierna.
Pero bueno, al lío, Love Exposure es un culebrón de los gordos al que además no le iría mal un poco de tijera (escenas que se repiten, que se alargan... en fin, 4 horas de peli), pero engancha. Porque quieres saber como acabará un serial (porque de hecho parece una mini serie a la que ahan juntado los capítulos) con un chaval que se convierte en salido profesional que se enamora de chica, en la que hay de por medio curas, femme fatales cuarentonas, sectas, y…
Manga set to Mozart? All the typical japanese fight scenes we love and expect, against an overly long Romeo and Juliet script set to a Chrisitan agenda. Unusual, and could it be our familiarity with theme, texture and music which makes this a sure favourite on these shores? So, overblown melodramatic characters who are a scream, and amuse and don't rankle because they make no bones about being a caricature or a 'statement' rather than the real McCoy. Fanatasy but of the moderate kind: everyone is larger than life, but no one is a superhero. This one just sucks you in: line hook, sinker.
strabordante, strabiliante, totalizzante!
OmG PanTieS *____* LoOooLllzzz B0nEr Hihihihihi!
A typical Japanese movie about perverts, starring a boy struggling with his boner for 4 hours long.
If you are into childish anime humor, you will probably love this.
My apology to Danny Webster, I really wish I could love it as much as you did. But the same joke for 4 hours long, with an overused plot, was just weak.