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Behind The Pink Curtain: An Introduction To The Japanese Sex Film

Sat 27 June 2009 // 20:00

The Glamorous Life of Sachiko Hanai
(Mitsuru Meike, 90 mins, 2003)
(Sat 27th / 8pm / £5)

Starring: Emi Kuroda, Kyoko Hayami, Kanae Mizuhara.

Sachiko is a call girl specializing in role-playing lusty private home tutors. One day, between clients, she stumbles into a cafe where a dodgy deal is taking place between North Korean and Middle Eastern terrorists, and unwittingly receives a stray bullet in her head. Remarkably she gets up and, dazed and confused, wanders into the street, but not before picking up a metal canister. Next morning, discovering a small aperture in her cranium, she attempts to dislodge the bullet, setting off a volley of flashing lights and strange images in her head. Suddenly able to understand foreign languages and complex mathematical formula, she finds herself much in demand as a bona fide private tutor. Unfortunately, the cylinder happens to contain the finger of the American President, whose fingerprint is capable of unleashing a devastating nuclear apocalypse. Sachiko begins to finds herself the subject of unprecedented international attention.