Director Shunji Iwai / 1994 / Japan

When Moemi has her braces removed the new­found dental liberation has unexpected side effects. Is it because husband Yukio seems less than delighted? is he too obsessed with his work to notice her? Moemi's, er, unusual response is to tie up everything in sight - books, apple,s even the pet turtle-but still this is not enough. She needs more restriction, more restarint, less free­dom, more attention (and a lot more rope).

Shunji Iwai's exquisitley timed and beautifully filmed short feature is both erotic and creepy, a metaphysical relationships movie with a novel twist on the well worn "loves me, loves me (k)not...loves me..."

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