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Etrange 2011: A Pool Without Water (1982) review

(Another retro screening from L'Etrange 2011, which I wanted to write a review for since I went in blind, ended up watching the whole thing and enjoyed it a lot more than I expected to.) Kôji Wakamatsu's A Pool Without Water proves George Carlin right - you can laugh at rape, be it a little uneasily. The legendary Japanese director's 1982 film, about an introverted menial working on the metro who discovers his true calling as a Casanova forcing himself on unconscious women, probably doesn't seem like a comedy. Or much of a turn-on, even, unless you entertain that sort of fantasy. But despite the undeniably disturbing nature of the material, the fact you're essentially watching porn and the unintentional comedy in how badly it...

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