Movies

Between Men and the Gods

89 min
No. 11111-2-000417
A story about a devilish love which is too heavy to cause laughter.
An original story of Junichiro Tanizaki was made into a film by Eiji Uchida.
Helpless people in a love triangle are played by Kiyohiko Shibukawa, Shigeyuki Totsugi, Chika Uchida.


Town doctor Hozumi and close friend and cartoonist Soeda fall in love with Asako. Hozumi gives away Asako to Soeda. The two get married. But Soeda makes a mistress and abuses Asako after turning into a sadist. Hozumi is despised by Soeda. Still, Hozumi never stops loving Asako. In the wake of a certain incident, however, his pure love transforms into a hate. It was based on its namesake fiction authored by Junichiro Tanizaki from his own experience, and made into a live-action movie in modern day setting by Eiji Uchida. A morass of the love triangle was depicted cynically with black humor.

[Cast / Staff]
Director: Eiji Uchida ("Double Mints", "Share House", "Lowlife Love")
Cast:
Kiyohiko Shibukawa("Lowlife Love")
Shigeyuki Totsugi ("Dust and Delusion")
Chika Uchida("Strange Tales of Love and Strangers")


[Release Date in Japan] January 27, 2018

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