The beautiful Shizuko (Aya Sugimoto) and her husband Tooyama Takayoshi (Jo Shishido) have a loving relationship, But Takayoshi is getting older and isn't always able to perform. His primary source of gratification involves observing his wife in sadomasochistic scenarios so he commissions a painter, skilled in the arts of bondage to bring these fantasies to life. Soon, Shiziko becomes a willing and submissive participant in fulfilling the S&M fantasies of not only her husband but a slew of rich lecherous men.
Writer:Oniroku Dan (novel), Takashi Ishii (screenplay)
Tooyama, an aging impotent art critic, sends his much-younger wife, Shizuko, to Paris to evaluate the work of Ikegami, an artist he sponsors. She discovers she's curious about ... . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
Zachariah W (nl) wrote: It had potential, but it just didn't go the extra while that it should have.
Richard D (us) wrote: An engaging drama from Israel. A Jewish family owns a garage that employs Arabs as mechanics. Their eldest daughter is carrying on a secret romance with one of the mechanics. Their plans to elope are halted by a very personal tragedy. This is the kind of film where the characters do not laboriously explain everything they are thinking to each other, so although the pace is slow, it's legitimately suspenseful.
Nicholas L (nl) wrote: Good movie. Some funny parts
Guillaume L (kr) wrote: La semaine derniere Angelina Jolie etait a Paris. Cela sonne glamour mais elle etait la avant tout pour tourner un remake de... "Anthony Zimmer". Renomme "The tourist". Tout ca re-scenarise par Christopher McQuarrie et sous la direction de Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, le brillant auteur/realisateur de "La vie des autres". En passant, quelle deception de voir que son second film sera un "simple" remake americain... En tout cas, cela a attire mon attention sur cet "Anthony Zimmer". Un thriller sexy a la De Palma/Hitchcock qui semble jouer de ses nombreux cliches (le coup de la mafia russe, c'est pas srieux quand mme ?!) ainsi que des apparences. Si l'intrigue est tres prenante au debut, peu d'elements nouveaux viennent ensuite troubler la trame et le film se recentre plutot sur la partie romance. Jusqu'au denouement final, previsible mais souhaite. Un beau film tres plaisant. Et des acteurs formidables.
Luke C (au) wrote: Enjoyable though shocking. I saw this once in 1999 on the opinion of a friend. Unfortunately for this genre, I remain cynical towards the inevitably one-sided view of events.
Ken S (nl) wrote: Suburban Commando is a dumb movie. I, like many others I've found, grew up with the trailer of this movie on my VHS of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II. I had seen it at least once when I was little, thrilled to see the movie I saw the trailer for so often. I barely remembered into adulthood, beyond the scenes I had memorized from the trailer...so now as an adult I've watched the film again...and it is awful! The acting from everyone is stiff and poorly done. Including Lloyd, who I usually love. You get the sense that Hogan just can't act, while some of the other performers just didn't try to hard since they were playing support to a pro wrestler. The movie has cheap looking effects, re-used props (like the PKE Meter from Ghostbusters) and costumes (I'm pretty sure the main alien villain's monster costume is just the Gill-man costume from Monster Squad). Beyond the one classic moment of Lloyd screaming that he was FROZEN today!, there is very little to recommend here. It's actually not even fun to watch and make fun of..it is mostly boring.
Eric T (ca) wrote: Makes "Spies Like Us" seem like "Lawrence of Arabia"
John C (es) wrote: Don't mess with Valdez! Burt Lancaster does a great job as a man trying to do what he believes is the right thing and Jon Cypher plays his nemesis very well. A western in the Clint Eastwood tradition. Written by Elmore Leonard you can see the ruthlessness and caring on both sides. Each man is stubborn and it's not just the $100, it's the principle of the thing!
Ross P (br) wrote: One of my favorites. Watch it, and we can talk about it.
Chris H (ca) wrote: This is a Parks film I'd been dying to see for ages. I'm very glad I included it in my Greatest Parks Performances artcle, as it is indeed one of his coolest performances and a gem of a film.It's not as good as Road House (comparisons are unavoidable), but it's a really decent venture in its own right.I really didn't expect Parks to get killed of so quickly. Before he went though, we got a few great scenes with him like the James Dean one and the unnecessarily aggressive training one. His actual death was great too, though I thought it stupid that there wasn't any blood, even though he was shot several times.We get some interesting and intricate cheesy 80s dancing, hints of a mobster film with the pressure that's placed on Parks and Parsekian's boss (the club owner), and some interesting action (nunchucks!).We sympathise with Parsekian's protagonist as he endures both the loss of Tank and the club's owner, but the ending was a little anti-climactic I thought, as he basically just lets his anger out on the club itself, then leaves. He seemed a bit too passive about going after these guys the whole film - he basically didn't bother and only fought if they attacked him instead.Allegedly Tarantino's (a big Parks fan) Michael Madsen line about "getting Tanked" in Kill Bill Vol.2 is an homage to Tank's character. I can see why he would go to the effort to give a nod to this film.A very good and unfortunately mostly now forgotten gem.
Sonia L (fr) wrote: one of my favorite movie!
Andrew W (ag) wrote: Fantastic! Saw it on Air Canada and wished I had seen it in the theatre. Intense.