Atsuko Maeda in Initiation Love (Category IIA; Japanese). The film, directed by Yukihiko Tsutsumi, also stars Shota Matsuda and Fumino Kimura. (

Film review: Initiation Love – poignant 1980s-set romance disappoints with big final twist

Work that sets out to expose the ugly side of romance is an interesting concept that’s surprisingly affecting, but let down by a narrative trick

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Atsuko Maeda in Initiation Love (Category IIA; Japanese). The film, directed by Yukihiko Tsutsumi, also stars Shota Matsuda and Fumino Kimura. (
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