Movie: A Night in Nude: Salvation
Romaji: Nudo no yoru: Ai wa oshiminaku ubau
Director: Takashi Ishii
Writer: Takashi Ishii
Release Date: October 2, 2010
Runtime: 127 min.
Distributor: Klock Worx
Jiro (Naoto Takenaka) is a man who can do anything for you for a price. Part odd jobs man and part private eye he takes on tasks as simple as clearing out storage lockers to tracking down lost items. That’s what he’s asked to do by a beautiful young woman (Hiroko Sato) who shows up at his warehouse living space one afternoon. This young woman asks Jiro to help her track down a lost Rolex watch that she says was accidentally thrown out of a helicopter while she was scattering the ashes of her late father. Jiro knows the story isn’t true, but he needs the money so he and the young woman begin poking around miles of woodland in the proverbial search for a needle in a haystack. Miraculously Jiro finds the wrist watch, but it looks to be caked in rotting meat. Needy but not stupid Jiro hands the watch over to a sympathetic police woman he knows for analysis. Little does Jiro know that the discovery of this Rolex will lead to another case, one filled with violence, sex and danger, one that will lead him directly into the heart of darkness.– Toronto J Film Pow-Wow
Hiroko Sato – Nami
Movie: Immoral: Kogoeru Shitai
Romaji: Inmoraru: Kogoeru shitai
Japanese: インモラル 凍える死体
Director: Hitoshi Ozawa
Release Date: June 21, 2008
Runtime: 87 min.
With stalker crimes on the rise in Tokyo, the Meiji Jingu Gaien police department decides to form an all-female “Sex Crime Investigation Unit”. As the first order of business a member of the theft division (Sayaka Yoshino) is paired with a member of the community safety division (Saki Akai). With no experience in brutal crimes, the pair is obviously unprepared for what they’re going to face, so two more experienced detectives (Chiharu Konno and Hiroko Sato) are soon dispatched to join the them. However, it’s already clear to the public and media that this unit is just a gimmick to improve the station’s public image. Meanwhile, within the Meiji Jingu Gaien jurisdiction a rape-murder has occured in which the victim’s corpse was stuffed into a refrigerator. A manhunt is immediately initiated, but predictably the newly-formed “Sex Crime Investigation Unit” is not counted on to help. As more murders occur at the hands of a demented stalker, the female unit takes it upon themselves to get involved in the investigation amidst sexism, corruption, and betrayal within their own department. Unfortunately, out on their own without any backing the four women are at the mercy of the killer, and it’s up to top investigator Detective Ito (Hitoshi Ozawa) to hunt him down before it’s too late.
Cast: Shoko Kuzuhara, Moe Nishino, Hiroko Sato