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Terai Hiroki is a prosecutor at the Yokohama Public Prosecutors' Office. He is married and and has a elementary school aged son. His son is often truant and Terai Hiroki worries his son might shut himself off from the outside world. Meanwhile, Kiryu Natsuki is a contract worker at a Hiroshima shopping mall. She has a peculiar habit and keeps it a secret. Her secret is that she wants to disconnect from the outside world. Due to the accidental death of a person, Terai Hiroki and Kiryu Natsuki become connected with each other. (Source: AsianWiki) ~~ Adapted from the novel "Seiyoku" (正欲) by Asai Ryo (朝井リョウ). Edit Translation

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  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Nov 10, 2023
  • Duration: 2 hr. 14 min.
  • Score: 8.0 (scored by 7 users)
  • Ranked: #50546
  • Popularity: #99999
  • Content Rating: G - All Ages

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Overall 8.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 8.0
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A lot of layers to this one. Complex and gripping.

Seiyoku/(Ab)normal Desires is a challenging story which presents the viewer with many societal issues that are confronting and complex.

With an overarching focus on where sexual minorities fit into this world, we are shown main characters struggling to accept themselves, and struggling to be accepted by the outside world for their sexual fetishes and proclivities(In this case a fetish for water).

Shame has played a large role in molding these characters into who they are, and the actors do a fantastic role at depicting the weirdness that develops within people who can never truly be themselves, for fear of ridicule and rejection. My favourite line from the film being from one of the leads saying 'Being on earth makes me feel as if I am studying abroad'.

Throughout the film there is an undercurrent of something more sinister within the story itself, which we eventually see come to fruition right at the end of the film. Please be warned that whilst there is nothing graphic shown, there are some very confronting scenes to do with pedophilia within the last 15 minutes of the film.

A rewatch might be too much for people, but I think there is more to take from this with a second viewing down the line.

The film contains depictions of pedophilia, as well as a suicide attempt, so please be mindful of this when watching the film.

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  • Movie: Seiyoku
  • Country: Japan
  • Release Date: Nov 10, 2023
  • Duration: 2 hr. 14 min.
  • Content Rating: G - All Ages


  • Score: 8.0 (scored by 7 users)
  • Ranked: #50546
  • Popularity: #99999
  • Watchers: 86

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