The Glamorous Life of Sachiko Hanai

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The Glamorous Life of Sachiko Hanai
The Glamorous Life Of Sachiko Hanai Poster.jpg
Movie Poster
Directed byMitsuru Meike
Written byTakao Nakano
Produced by
Starring
CinematographyHiroshi Ito
Edited byNaoki Kaneko
Music by
Distributed by
Release date
October 14, 2003
Running time
90 minutes
LanguagesJapanese, 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][excessive citations]

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.[14]

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.[citation needed]

Further sources[edit]

  • Armstrong, Rod (2004). "THE GLAMOROUS LIFE OF SACHIKO HANAI". San Francisco International Film Festival. Archived from the original on October 2, 2007. Retrieved November 15, 2007.
  • Bowman, Dean (October 21, 2007). "THE GLAMOROUS LIFE OF SACHIKO HANAI". midnighteye. Retrieved November 15, 2007.
  • Dargis, Manohla (April 13, 2007). "From Call Girl to Kant Girl in a Flash of White Panties". The New York Times. Retrieved June 9, 2020.
  • "The Glamorous Life of Sachiko Hanai". deezone.com. April 19, 2007. Archived from the original on November 18, 2007. Retrieved November 19, 2007.
  • Hillis, Aaron (April 10, 2007). "Tracking Shots: The Glamorous Life of Sachiko Hanai". The Village Voice. Retrieved November 20, 2007.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Santa Barbara International Film Festival". Santa Barbara News-Press. Santa Barbara, California: Ampersand Publishing. January 28, 2007. p. D-13.
  2. ^ Dargis, Manohla (April 13, 2007). "The Glamorous Life of Sachiko Hanai - Film - Review". NYTimes.com.
  3. ^ "The Glamorous Life of Sachiko Hanai - San Francisco Film Festival". October 2, 2007. Archived from the original on October 2, 2007.
  4. ^ "Deezone.com » The Glamorous Life of Sachiko Hanai". November 18, 2007. Archived from the original on November 18, 2007.
  5. ^ "The Glamorous Life of Sachiko Hanai". Variety. November 24, 2007. Archived from the original on November 24, 2007.
  6. ^ V.A. Musetto (April 19, 2008). "SHE'S GRITTY IN PINK - New York Post". Archived from the original on April 19, 2008.
  7. ^ "The Glamorous Life of Sachiko Hanai directed by Mitsuru Meike". October 15, 2008. Archived from the original on October 15, 2008.
  8. ^ "The Glamorous Life of Sachiko Hanai (2004)". AllMovie.
  9. ^ "The Glamorous Life of Sachiko Hanai". Cineplex.
  10. ^ "The Glamorous Life of Sachiko Hanai - Film Review - Slant Magazine".
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on October 22, 2012. Retrieved November 15, 2007.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  12. ^ Bowman, Dean. "Midnight Eye review: The Glamorous Life of Sachiko Hanai (Hanai Sachiko no Karei na Shogai, 2003, Mitsuru MEIKE)". www.midnighteye.com.
  13. ^ "Palm Store: Palm Pictures Store". www.palmpictures.com.
  14. ^ Synopsis based on Official American website Archived October 15, 2008, at the Wayback Machine and "The Glamorous Life of Sachiko Hanai". April 19, 2007. Archived from the original on November 18, 2007. Retrieved November 19, 2007. (publisher : http://deezone.com/ deezone.com)

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