The Glamorous Life of Sachiko Hanai

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The Glamorous Life of Sachiko Hanai
The Glamorous Life Of Sachiko Hanai Poster.jpg
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Directed byMitsuru Meike
Produced byNakato Kinukawa
Kyoichi Masuko
Kazuto Morita
Written byTakao Nakano
StarringEmi Kuroda
Takeshi Ito
Yukijiro Hotaru
Tetsuaki Matsue
Kyoko Hayami
Music byTaro Kataoka
Taro Kishioka
CinematographyHiroshi Ito
Edited byNaoki Kaneko
Distributed byShintōhō Eiga
Palm Pictures (USA)
Release date
October 14, 2003
Running time
90 minutes
LanguageJapanese, English

The Glamorous Life of Sachiko Hanai (花井さちこの華麗な生涯, Hanai Sachiko no karei na shōgai) (2003) was introduced as a pink film, with the title Horny Home Tutor: Teacher's Love Juice (発情家庭教師 先生の愛汁, Hatsujō katei kyōshi: sensei no aijuru) but it developed into a cult hit and the producers allowed director Mitsuru Meike to expand it into its present form. In 2007 the film was featured at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.[1]

Plot[edit]

Sachiko Hanai (Emi Kuroda) works as a call girl or soap girl specializing in sexual roleplay, or cosplay. In her work, Sachiko portrays a home-tutor, hence the film's original title, Horny Home Tutor: Teacher's Love Juice. While at a café after one job, she witnesses an altercation between two men, one a North Korean and the other from the Middle East, who turn out to be spies in the middle of a transaction. When the argument escalates to gun-play, Sachiko foolishly starts to take a cell-phone picture of the incident and is shot in the forehead. Rather than killing her, the bullet lodges in her brain and gives her extraordinary mental powers, including the ability to understand languages of which she previously had no knowledge, arcane philosophical insight, advanced mathematical knowledge, and ESP. After fleeing from the scene, she finds a metal cylinder in her pocket which contains a cloned copy of the finger of United States President George W. Bush.[2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14][15][16][17][18][19][20][21][22][23][24][25][26]

While waiting in Sachiko's house to reclaim the finger, the North Korean falls in love with her. Sachiko befriends and makes love to a philosophy professor and the professor hires her as his son's tutor. The professor's wife becomes suspicious and goes to a detective, who happens to be the man who shot Sachiko. Because Bush's fingerprint is capable of unleashing a nuclear holocaust, the North Korean wants the cylinder back. In the end he takes Sachiko and she uses her powers to direct them to a cave where they find a machine that can decide the fate of the world.[27]

Palm Pictures has the American distribution rights and has promoted the film with their own trailers while Argo Pictures retains the original rights for Japan.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Santa Barbara International Film Festival". Santa Barbara News-Press. Santa Barbara, California: Ampersand Publishing. 2007-01-28. p. D-13.
  2. ^ http://deezone.com/
  3. ^ http://deezone.com/2007/04/19/the-glamorous-life-of-sachiko-hanai/
  4. ^ http://fest06.sffs.org/films/film_details.php?id=35
  5. ^ Dargis, Manohla (13 April 2007). "The Glamorous Life of Sachiko Hanai - Film - Review" – via NYTimes.com.
  6. ^ "Hanai Sachiko no karei na shogai (The Glamorous Life of Sachiko Hanai) 2003 Ages R18+ - Gallery of Modern Art, Stanley Place, Cultural Precinct, South Bank, Brisbane - Tickets". qagoma.qtix.com.au.
  7. ^ "The Glamorous Life of Sachiko Hanai - San Francisco Film Festival". 2 October 2007. Archived from the original on 2 October 2007.
  8. ^ "Deezone.com » The Glamorous Life of Sachiko Hanai". 18 November 2007. Archived from the original on 18 November 2007.
  9. ^ "The Glamorous Life of Sachiko Hanai Review - Film Reviews-S.F. Fest, Entertainment - Variety". 24 November 2007. Archived from the original on 24 November 2007.
  10. ^ "SHE'S GRITTY IN PINK - New York Post". 19 April 2008. Archived from the original on 19 April 2008.
  11. ^ "The Glamorous Life of Sachiko Hanai directed by Mitsuru Meike". 15 October 2008. Archived from the original on 15 October 2008.
  12. ^ "The Glamorous Life of Sachiko Hanai (2004) - Mitsuru Meike - Synopsis, Characteristics, Moods, Themes and Related - AllMovie". AllMovie.
  13. ^ "The Glamorous Life of Sachiko Hanai". Cineplex.
  14. ^ "The Glamorous Life of Sachiko Hanai - Film Review - Slant Magazine".
  15. ^ "'Porn' at Raindance: Mitsuru Meike's THE GLAMOROUS LIFE OF SACHIKO HANAI - an extended version of hi". 21 September 2005.
  16. ^ http://twitchfilm.net/site/
  17. ^ "{title}". Archived from the original on 2012-10-22. Retrieved 2007-11-15.
  18. ^ "アルゴ・ピクチャーズ". www.argopictures.jp.
  19. ^ "Hatsujô kateikyôshi: Sensei no aijiru". 14 October 2003 – via www.imdb.com.
  20. ^ http://www.jposter.net/images/products/sachiko-hanai.jpg
  21. ^ Bowman, Dean. "Midnight Eye review: The Glamorous Life of Sachiko Hanai (Hanai Sachiko no Karei na Shogai, 2003, Mitsuru MEIKE)". www.midnighteye.com.
  22. ^ http://www.nypost.com/seven/03182007/entertainment/movies/shes_gritty_in_pink_movies_v_a__musetto.htm
  23. ^ "Palm Store: Palm Pictures Store". www.palmpictures.com.
  24. ^ http://www.palmpictures.com/film/the-glamorous-life-of-sachiko-hanai.php
  25. ^ http://www.variety.com/review/VE1117930463.html?categoryid=31&cs=1&p=0
  26. ^ http://www.villagevoice.com/film/0715,hollis,76355,20.html
  27. ^ Synopsis based on Official American website Archived 2008-10-15 at the Wayback Machine. and "The Glamorous Life of Sachiko Hanai". April 19, 2007. Archived from the original on 2007-11-18. Retrieved 2007-11-19. (publisher : http://deezone.com/ deezone.com)

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