Underwater Love: A Pink Musical (Onna no kappa)

Feature Film | JAP, DE 2011 | 87' | Subtitled

Fish factory worker Asuka is planning her wedding with her boss, when she meets her lost childhood sweetheart Aoki again. Too bad he has been reborn as a Japanese mythical creature Kappa, half man half turtle. This leads to some emotional and sexual confusion – not to mention musical sequences, Sumo wrestling matches and hippie death gods… »Pink« is the traditional color for comedic soft porn in Japan, and this German-Japanese co-production indeed shows no restraints in the graphic depiction of sexuality. Nor does it in the depiction of singing and dancing. The overwhelming images by legendary DOP Christopher Doyle, the offbeat synthie music by Stereo Total and the whacky direction by pink film maestro Shinji Imaoka blend into a completely original mixture that is already considered an international cult phenomenon. Hilarious, pornographic, rousing, romantic, silly and most of all crazy – this is one of those few film experiences that hold real surprises, and one that should not be missed.

In Kooperation mit Rapid Eye Movie

Director
Shinji Imaoka
Script
Tom Mes, Shinji Imaoka, Fumio Moriya
Photography
Christopher Doyle
Sound
Tilo Busch
Music
Stereo Total
Principal Cast
Sawa Masaki, Yoshiro Umezawa
Producer
Stephan Holl
Production
Rapid Eye Movies, Kokuei Company, Interfilm

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Selected filmography Shinji Imaok

SEX FRIEND NUREZAKARI (1999), DESPITE ALL THAT (1999), TAMAMONO (2004), TASOGARE (2008)