Guilty of Romance
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Guilty of Romance

Year:
Duration:
144 min | 112 min (international version)
Genres:
Drama | Horror
IMDB rate:
6.8
Director:
Shion Sono
Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination
Details
Country: Japan
Release Date: 2011-09-30
Cast
Actor
Character
Makoto Togashi
Mitsuko Ozawa
Megumi Kagurazaka
Izumi Kikuchi
Kazuya Kojima
Shoji
Satoshi Nikaido
Masao Yoshida (as Satoshi Nikaidô)
Ryûju Kobayashi
Kaoru
Shingo Gotsuji
Kazuo Kimura
Motoki Fukami
Maki Martini
Chika Uchida
Eri Doi
Marie Machida
Mari (as Marî Machida)
Ryô Iwamatsu
Supermarket manager
Hisako Ôkata
Shizu Ozawa
Kanji Tsuda
Yukio Kikuchi
Cynthia Cheston
Prostitute
Mae Ohtsuka
Suwaru Ryû
Keisuke Urasaka
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Trivia
The poem Mitsuko quotes is "On My Way Home" by Ryuichi Tamura.
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The story is loosely based on the 1997 murder of Yasuko Watanabe, who was a senior economic researcher at TEPCO (Tokyo Electric Power Company), but was also a prostitute at night in the Shibuya district of Tokyo.
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Q
What are the differences between the International Version and the Extended Version?
A
Guilty of Romance exists in two very different versions. The one that's approx. 30 minutes shorter aka the "International Version" plus a longer one called "Japanese Extended Version". Mainly with regard to the running time of the two previous movies, most reviews refer to the shorter version as adapted for Western regions when it comes to content and performance. Shion Sono on the other hand has often emphasized that this version is his prefered one; the Director's Cut so to speak. And if you examine it carefully, you'll probably come to the conclusion that it makes perfect sense. Mainly, the Extended Version contains extended scenes that elaborate the yet very clear storyelements more detailed. Furthermore, the character of the female cop Kazuko Yoshida has much more screentime here, the audience gets to know her better. The Extended Version deals with her free-spirited sexuality in terms of cheating on her husband. A detailed comparison between both versions with pictures can be found here.
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Photos from cast
Miki Mizuno