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Black Kiss

by on May.15, 2010, under Daily Review

Beautiful looking, and very well shot Japanese thriller which reflects the work of Hitchcock and DePalmer in charm, style and essence. Although, nothing to do with the great comic from Howard Chaykin.

A young girl, Asuka moves to the big city with the plan to become a model. After hooking up with Kasumi she witnesses a bizarre sex murder from her bedroom window, taking place in an adjacent apartment. From this point, the two girls are surrounded by a string of similar murders, the killer leaving a calling card in the form of a Black Lipstick Kiss.

It’s a nice plot with great characters, actors who seem very comfortable in their roles. The plot is quite deep and winding, although it seems a bit slow in parts, it’s excusable through it’s great direction and cinematography.  Macoto Tezuka does a fine job here directing this glamourous thriller. My only quibble really is the lack of murders and violence which would have slipped right in here very well and could have brought it up alongside the ranks of Audition.

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