Underwater Love (2011) Trailer B
Everything in Asuka’s life was going according to
plan. Content with her job in the fish factory, she spends her nights
making preparations for her upcoming marriage to her boss, Taki. That
is until one day when she spots a mysterious creature emerging from a
lake near work. Asuka quickly realizes that it is Aoki, an old school
friend of hers who drowned at the age of 17 and has been reincarnated
as a kappa – a scaly, reptilian watersprite found in Japanese
folklore. There is an instant attraction, but reality sets in and soon
Asuka is going to great lengths to hide not only Aoki’s true identity,
but also their true feelings for each other.
Playfully riffing on the kappa mythology, UNDERWATER LOVE is not your typical romantic comedy. Director Shinji Imaoka, a Fantastic Fest alum (UNCLE'S PARADISE, 2007) and one of the legendary Seven Lucky Gods of Pink, turns the popular Japanese softcore genre on its head. Employing everything from musical numbers by the French-German group Stereo Total, unforgettable sumo wrestling and necrophilia sequences and slapstick hijinks worthy of a British farce, Imaoka culls together an inventive cinematic experience that is as silly as it is sensual. Shot by world-class cinematographer Christopher Doyle, the man responsible for much of the iconic imagery of the Wong Kar-Wai films, UNDERWATER LOVE brings a level of visual ingenuity to pornographic cinema.
But fear not - for all of its innovation, UNDERWATER LOVE does not disappoint in shock value. Reveling in the absurdity of kappa-human copulation, Imaoka presents us with some outrageous sex scenes involving aquatically enhanced genitalia that are sure to illicit a strong audience response. Raunchy, hilarious and, at times, just down right wrong, UNDERWATER LOVE is one naughty good time you won’t want to miss out on.
- Posted: September 02, 2011
- Director: Shinji Imaoka
- Writer: Tom Mes
- Studio: Independent
- Release: July 20, 2011
- Cast: Sawa Masaki, Yoshiro Umezawa, Mutsuo Yoshioka
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