Part of the 2024 season: Unforgettable

Hand

Te, 手

Director MATSUI Daigo

Cast FUKUNAGA Akari, KANEKO Daichi, KANEDA Akio, OBUCHI Natsuko

2022, 99 min, English subtitles

25-year-old office worker Sawako (FUKUNAGA Akari) enjoys obtaining photos of middle-aged men, assembling a scrapbook from her collection. Unable to maintain a good relationship with her father, she has dated only older men, until she grows closer to her co-worker MORI (KANEKO Daichi), who is around her age. As their relationship develops, Sawako’s emotions begin to undergo a gradual transformation.

Commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the Nikkatsu Roman Porno, a new type of erotic film established in the 1970s by the Nikkatsu Corporation, Hand represents the first of three films created as part of the ROMAN PORNO NOW project, which aims to promote the diversity, entertainment, and artistry on display in Roman Porno works. Adapting YAMAZAKI Nao-Cola’s short story, director MATSUI Daigo demonstrates these values in a skilful exploration of the psychological trauma borne by one young woman and how she is able to overcome it.

This unique revival of an iconic Japanese erotic film label, set against a backdrop of contemporary Japanese society, can be enjoyed by audiences of all genders thanks to its dramatic love story featuring a young couple.

©2022 NIKKATSU

 

山崎ナオコーラの同名小説を映画化した、日活ロマンポルノ50周年を記念して製作された作品の一つ。年上男性とばかり交際する25歳の会社員さわ子の趣味は、中年男性の写真を撮ってコレクションすること。一方で、実の父親とはうまく接することのできないさわ子だが、自分と同年代の男性との出会いから、変化が生まれる。R18指定のロマンティックなドラマ。

(Special thanks to Eikoku News Digest)

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