This third part in Sion Sono's Hate Trilogy (after Love Exposure and Cold Fish) is a challenging, artistic exploration of power as expressed through sex and violence. Its point may not be clear and the story hard to watch, but the filmmaking is exhilarating.

Izumi (Kagurazaka) lives an ordered life with her punctual novelist husband (Tsuda), but loving him isn't enough. While working in a local supermarket, she secretly accepts an invitation to pose as a scantily clad model. But this is actually a front for porn, which she proves rather adept at. Yet even as she begins to explore her sexuality, she maintains her role back home as the young, dutiful wife. Then she meets the hooker Mitsuko (Togashi), who also has a secret life and teaches her the ropes.

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