is a 1992 Japanese film
. The film was directed by Ryu Murakami
with music by Ryuichi Sakamoto
. The film stars Miho Nikaido
and is known by two other titles, Topaz
, Sex Dreams of Topaz
. It has been banned in Australia
and South Korea
. Shimada Masahiko
appears in the film.
A timid Japanese college girl, , works as a light SM
girl for hire within a world of lavishly wealthy Japanese men in Tokyo
The first two-thirds of the film consists in large part of four sex sequences. Two involve dildos
and mirrors—one with the man dominant
, one with the female dominant. The other two involve erotic asphyxiation
with, again, one episode in which the man wants to partially asphyxiate a female and the other in which a man is the recipient. Other sexual acts and interests are involved in some of the scenarios.
However the actual story revolves around Ai's unrequited love for a married gallery artist who has ended his relationship with her. At the beginning of the movie Ai visits a fortune-teller
, played by artist Yayoi Kusama
, who advises her to find a "pink stone" then fashion it into a ring. The fortune teller also advises Ai to put two telephone directories under her television and to avoid a gallery in the east. Ai later loses the ring and risks her life to recover it.
The last third of the story is about Ai's problematic attempt to go to the artist's home while she is under the... Read More