Heart, Beating in the Dark

Film

Time Out says

A boy and a girl in a room, seemingly on the run from something. Are they in love? They fuck compulsively, and their sex has a disturbing edge of sado-masochism. They enact 'flashbacks' to their pasts, but it's the girl who speaks the boy's aggressive, 'macho' lines and vice versa. What brought them there is finally revealed in a terrifying monologue. It often plays like a 'wrong side of the tracks' answer to Oshima's In the Realm of the Senses: a love story which is brutal, messy, hopeless and finally horrifying, but a love story none the less. (Shot on Super-8, transferred to video.

Details

Release details

Duration:
75 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
Shunichi Nagasaki
Screenwriter:
Shunichi Nagasaki
Cast:
Shigeru Muroi
Takeshi Naito
Taro Suwa
Tesuji Onda