Sex Is No Laughing Matter

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    Sex Is No Laughing Matter

    Hito no sekusu ni warau na

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    137 min

    • Japanese

    Drama, Romance

    The love story of a young male student and a woman lecturer at art college. When Yuri misses the last train home, she comes across Mirume and gets a ride from him. After that fateful encounter, Mirume is taken by surprise when he discovers that Yuri is the new substitute teacher in his lithography class. She invites him to her cottage for a sketching session and that kick starts a love affair between them. Everything looks going well for the two lovers, but Yuri’s husband enters the picture and, all of a sudden, the future of those two star-crossed lovers looks uncertain.


    Hiromi Nagasaku
    Kenichi Matsuyama
    Yu Aoi
    Shugo Oshinari
    Yoichi Nukumizu
    Morio Agata
    Harudanji Katsura
    Yuka Honcho
    Akikhiko Suzuki
    Nami Iguchi


    There's a touch of Rohmer in this mischievous and observant sex comedy-drama.

    Maggie Lee, The Hollywood Reporter

    Nami Iguchi

    Nami Iguchi


    Nami Iguchi is a Japanese Director and Screenwriter. She was born in Tokyo (Japan) in 1967. After completing Cinema studies, she started to work as Sound Assistant on various film sets such as MARCH COMES IN LIKE A LION (Hitoshi Yazaki, 1991) and DOWN THE DRAIN (Shinobu Yaguchi, 1993). Her films screened and received awards at prestigious international film festivals, such as Turin Film Festival, where her feature DOGS & CATS was awarded the FIPRESCI Prize in 2004.