Ma Dong-seok fighting sword, axe and knife wielding criminals with his fists is my favourite genre
Antiporno explores female identity and sexual oppression in true Sono fashion. But it isn't the only film of his to do so. His psychosexual nightmare Guilty of Romance and surreal film Tag similarly tackle these themes. These three films could be seen as Sono's "woman of contemporary Japan" series with the exploration of the female condition at its core.
Antiporno is part of Nikkatsu's Roman Porno Reboot, a project set up to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the genre that…