After mainstream success, Shinji Somai returned to his Nikkatsu roots for this mournful late-period Roman Porno. After Tetsuro loses his business, the yakuza collect his debt in the most violent, shocking way imaginable. Honorably, he divorces his wife and becomes a taxi driver. Existing bereft of meaning or support, he eventually encounters Nami, a part-time prostitute who has undergone similar tribulations. The pair embark on a poignant affair, swathed in Somai’s characteristic low-camera angles and long takes.

  • Directed By Shinji Somai
  • 1985
  • Japan
  • Japanese with English subtitles
  • 35mm
  • 88 minutes