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The Glamorous Life of Sachiko Hanai

  • Film
  • 3 out of 5 stars

Time Out says

3 out of 5 stars

After a bullet to the forehead transforms her into a genius, call girl Sachiko Hanai (Kuroda) finds herself at the center of an incoherent espionage plot involving a North Korean spy and a replica of George Bush’s trigger finger. Proudly representing the Japanese “pink” film—a soft-core subgenre dating back to the ’60s—Glamorous Life explores, among other things, the previously untapped erotic potential of the writings of Noam Chomsky. But, as befits the form, enjoyment of this film will depend almost entirely on one’s appreciation of the substantial anatomical charms of its lead actress. (Opens Fri; Cinema Village.)—Joshua Land

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