High-school students Yasuko, Yôichi, Kôichi and Bill indulge in group sex to liberate themselves from a corrupt adult society. Yasuko is driven by the encouragement of her peers to feel what it is like to be a prostitute: she sets out an odyssey of self-exploration in search of complete satiation.
A tantalizing countercultural exploration of youthful sexuality that seeks to break apart all taboos in one fell swoop, Gushing Prayer is an act of pure cinematic resistance. Bold, modernist erotica crafted by the fascinating Masao Adachi: a radical filmmaker and soldier in the Japanese Red Army.
Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2003, Russia
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Jia Zhangke, 1998, China
Mike Leigh, 2008, United Kingdom
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Aditya Assarat, 2007, Thailand
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria