Guilty of Romance (Koi No Tsumi): Cannes 2011 Review
The third part of cult filmmaker Sion Sono "Hate" trilogy overindulges in chatter, fornication and occasional gore.
CANNES -- Guilty of Romance (Koi No Tsumi), the third part of cult filmmaker Sion Sono’s “Hate” trilogy (Love Exposure, Cold Fish), ends with a bang. Actually, with many bangs, in this overlong, overtly erotic finale to the writer-director’s psychosexual, pseudo-feminist musings on contemporary Japan. Despite all the blood and boobs, the auteurist Pink Film hysteria wears itself out, and following a Directors’ Fortnight bow viewers will consist mainly of loyal fans and other guilty pleasure hounds.
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