Love Exposure

Love Exposure ★★★★★

This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

This review may contain spoilers.

WARNING. The following movie has:

1) 237 minutes in length
2) The movie title appearing after one hour of running time
3) A drag
4) Tosatsu
5) Kung-fu
6) Sex
7) Genital gore
8) Ultraviolence
9) Lesbians
10) A "Virgin Mary"
11) Erections
12) Kung Fu butt-kicking female teens
13) Psychotic menopausal females
14) Pornographic furniture
15) A Joshuu 701-gô: Sasori (1972) tribute with a pinky film spoof character called "Miss Scorpion"
16) Love
17) Romance
18) "Exposure"
19) Lust
20) Betrayal
21) Child abuse
22) Perversions
23) A dead bird
24) A living bird
25) Panties
26) Catholicism
27) Religious idolatry
28) Religious blasphemy
29) Jesus worship
30) Kurt Cobain worship
31) A car chase
32) Implied pedophilia
33) A porn industry
34) Ravel's Boléro
35) A demented and disturbing climax
36) An emotionally pulse-pounding and extremely moving ending
37) Corinthians XIII recited in an impossibly flawlessly and perfectly timed, dramatic way by the sea in a single shot while Beethoven's 7th Symphony in A Major, Op. 92: II. Allegretto plays in the background

38) In one word: Japan

This is a candidate for one of the best celluloid drama epics ever made since movies were created.

98/100

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