Princess Sakura: Forbidden Pleasures

  • Sakura hime
  • Japan 2013, HDcam, 96 min, Japanese with English subtitles
  • Director: Hajime HASHIMOTO
  • Script: Masahiro YOSHIMOTO, Hajime HASHIMOTO
  • Production: Creative Associates Limited (CAL), Stardust Pictures (SDP)
  • Director of Photography: Yuji TANAKA
  • Music: Leo SATO
  • World Sales: Stardust Pictures (SDP)
  • Actors: Kyoko HINAMI, Munetaka AOKI, Denden, Yuma ASAMI
  • Saturday, June 8, 10:30 p.m. Saal Mousonturm
  • Sunday, June 9, 6 p.m. Mal Seh'n Kino
  • World premiere in presence of the director Hajime HASHIMOTO
  • NCA

After being attacked by a mysterious stranger in her bedchamber, Princess Sakura falls in love with the man who disgraced her. She abandons her life at her father´s palace to search for him. What follows in this wild and entertaining mix of fantasy, horror and erotica is a series of absurdities played out with kitsch and black humour.

Hajime HASHIMOTO, born 1968, graduated from Nihon University College of Art before starting his still ongoing activity for Toei in 1990. His crime thriller PHONE CALL TO THE BAR (2011) became his biggest success so far, receiving a best picture nomination at the Japanese Academy Awards.

FILMOGRAPHY (selection)
2005 Yakuza Wives: Burning Desire (Gokudo no onna-tachi: Joen); 2007 Chacha (Chacha tengai no onna); 2011 Phone Call To the Bar (Tantei wa bar ni iru); 2013 Phone Call to the Bar 2 (Tantei wa bar ni iru 2)

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