Love Hotel
Showings
TIFF Bell Lightbox 2Sat, Apr 26 6:00 PM Rush Tickets  
 
ROM TheatreMon, Apr 28 6:30 PM Rush Tickets  
 
TIFF Bell Lightbox 3Sat, May 3 6:00 PM Rush Tickets  
 
Film Info
Runtime:80
Copyright:2014
Country Listing:UK
France
Festival Year:2014
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Official Rating:R
Subtitles:NO
Language:Japanese
(Subtitles)
Program Categories:Love, Factually
Film Subjects:LGBT Culture & Issues
Love & Relationships
East Asian Cultures & Issues
Website:www.facebook.com/lovehotelmovie
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Philip Cox
Hikaru Toda
Producer(s):Giovanna Stopponi
Sophie Parrault
Editor(s):Esteban Uyarra
Executive Producer(s):Karol Martesko-Fenster
Emmanuel Priou
Gernot Schaffler
Thomas Brunner
Yves Darondeau
Christoph Lioud
Cinematographer(s):Philip Cox
Hikaru Toda
Composer(s):Florencia Di Concilio
Sound:Dennis Wheatley
Description
Pay by the hour or the night. Order sexy underwear or condoms or anything else imaginable from a coin-operated machine. Anything goes at the Angelo Love Hotel in Osaka, run by Manager Ozawa and his efficient staff. Small living spaces, long work hours and the need for privacy drive 2.8 million Japanese a day to visit “love hotels.” But now, these unique establishments are fighting to stay afloat against the “entertainment police” who are shutting them down for what conservative groups deem to be overly risqué elements. In this intimate portrait, we meet the everyday people who frequent the fantasy-themed rooms for refuge, privacy and play: a married couple visit to keep a spark alive in their relationship; two gay lawyers have nowhere else to meet; a popular dominatrix runs a thriving business. Love Hotel provides a rare glimpse into a secret world destined to disappear. Kathleen Mullen
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