Monday, May 3, 2010

Survey Map Of A Paradise Lost (1988)


He prefers his lovers bound, flesh obstructed by shiny black cord. Their bodies prone to his advances.

His time left in this world is short, he will be dead soon, but until then his last remaining wish is to explore his darkest desires. Rather then waste away entering computer codes at his boring desk job.

Two women play a considerable role in his downfall. From his drug addled wife, who can no longer enjoy the sensations of sex when her skin screams out for her to compulsively scratch at it. Or the call girl, known only as Midori # 33, who often romanticizes about falling to her death.

When a curious suicide hotline employee, finds himself involved with these various characters he will soon find out that they all have something in common; Secrets that are worth dying for.

In Conclusion:

Hisayasu Sato's films are hard to describe, but they all make for unforgettably addicting viewing experiences.

Every scenario and character seems like they would only exist in a bizarre dream where misanthropy prevails. And the fetishistic sex only heightens the murkiness of this celluloid hallucination.

If you enjoy explorations into perversion, you should definitely give Hisayasu Sato's films a try. He was not christened one of the "Four Devils Of Pink" for nothing.

Screen Captures: (All Screen Caps are taken by me, please do not use without my permission)