LOVERS ARE WET (恋人たちは濡れた)

Directed by: Tatsumi Kumashiro 1973 | 77 min.

Section: Fantastic Asia

Premiere: Special Presentation

Countries: Japan

Languages: Japanese, with English subtitles

Genres: Asian Cinema, Erotic, Mature Audience, Romance


This film will play as a DOUBLE FEATURE with Roman Porno Reboot film WET WOMAN IN THE WIND. There will be a short 15-minute break between films. Book tickets to both screenings, and upon checkout enter the code: ROMANX to receive the flat-rate DOUBLE FEATURE price of $16.00!

In celebration of the 45th anniversary of the Japanese ‘Roman Porno’ genre, film company Nikkatsu has released five new titles in the style of the famed 1970s films called the ‘Roman Porno Reboot’ series. As part of the Festival’s celebration of these new releases, HIFF presents the classic 1970s film by Roman Porno Master Tatsumi Kumashiro, LOVERS ARE WET.

Katsu, a young man who has spent five years drifting around Japan, returns to his coastal village hometown hoping to restart his life. Though the villagers recognize him, he refuses to admit to his past identity. He sets about disrupting social conventions and engaging in sexual and violent affronts to decorum, while beginning an affair with the local cinema owner. LOVERS ARE WET is one of the most famous films of the Roman Porno genre and HIFF is honored to present this classic title.


Wednesday, November 09 9:15 PM Dole Cannery E Date Passed
Thursday, November 10 9:30 PM Dole Cannery C Date Passed

Cast & Crew

Director Tatsumi Kumashiro
Producer Akira Miura
Cast Chizuyu Azami, Ezawa Moeko, Toru Ohe, Nakagawa Rie, Akira Takahashi
Writer Kôji Kamoda, Tatsumi Kumashiro
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