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A Night in Nude (1993)

Nûdo no yoru (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Thriller | 18 December 1993 (Japan)
A private investigator takes on an odd job to retrieve a lost Rolex, only to find himself lured into a case filled with violence and sex by his mysterious employer. (Japanese with English subtitles).

Director:

Takashi Ishii

Writer:

Takashi Ishii
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Cast

Credited cast:
Naoto Takenaka ... Kojiro / Tetsuro Muraki
Kimiko Yo ... Nami Tsuchiya
Jinpachi Nezu ... Kozo Yukikata
Kippei Shîna ... Tatsu Sendo
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Noriko Hayami Noriko Hayami ... Kashiwabara
Ryô Iwamatsu Ryô Iwamatsu ... Shimura
Hideo Murota Hideo Murota ... Care taker
Yoshiko Shimizu Yoshiko Shimizu ... Masako
Tomorô Taguchi ... Kenzo
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A private investigator takes on an odd job to retrieve a lost Rolex, only to find himself lured into a case filled with violence and sex by his mysterious employer. (Japanese with English subtitles).

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Genres:

Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated

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Country:

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Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

18 December 1993 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

A Night in Nude See more »

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Color
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Followed by A Night in Nude: Salvation (2010) See more »

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Strong Japanese neo-noir
22 February 2002 | by LGwriter49See all my reviews

This unique film is an archetypal Japanese neo-noir--meaning that it very neatly fuses elements of the neo-noir with intense Japanese surrealism and eroticism. In addition, the main character is also unique--a man who will do anything that needs to be done, for a price. As he explains to a client, this typically means cleaning up a pet and its (droppings), or cleaning up an old person and his/her (droppings), and, as he says, pretty soon You begin to feel like (droppings) yourself.

But in this case, he's hired by a beautiful woman, a female yakuza (gangster), to pick up some luggage. The luggage, as it turns out, is anything but conventional luggage, and embroils Jiro, the "do-it-all" in some bouts of violence and dealings with various yakuza. The mix of some gay Japanese lowlifes, ultra-violent yakuza, and bunk beds named Cynthia and Gloria makes this a film so different from anything else--including almost all other Japanese films--that it's a real find.

I saw this at a recent (early 2002) Japanese film festival in New York City. If you have a chance to see it, don't miss it.


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