The Glamorous Life of Sachiko Hanai (2003)



Critic Consensus: This gratuitous film somehow takes the idea of girl power and turns it into a misogynistic raunchfest.

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A sexy call girl becomes the flashpoint of an international incident after inadvertently coming into possession of a curious artifact with the power to unleash Armageddon on a world consumed by chaos. Sachiko Hanai makes a living by fulfilling the fantasies of men who always longed to make love to their teachers. One day, upon wandering into a local coffee house, the unsuspecting sexpot sets off a violent gun battle between two groups of gangsters involved in some seriously shady dealings. As the guns are drawn, Sachiko attempts to run for cover but instead ends up directly in the path of a stray bullet. A smoking round lodged firmly in her forehead, the dazed prostitute stumbles out into the street as one of the gangsters furtively slips a mysterious metal canister into her purse. When Sachiko's attempt to remove the bullet with an eyeliner pencil cause her synapses to start firing on overdrive, she rapidly gains the ability to speak multiple languages and solve complex mathematical equations. Little does the unsuspecting prostitute realize that the canister dropped into her purse contains the severed finger of the U.S. president - the fingerprint of which possesses the potential to send the entire nuclear arsenal of the powerful Western nation soaring into the skies. Originally released as a routine pinku eiga entitled Horny Home Tutor: Teacher's Love Juice, the film was subsequently expanded into an ambitious anarchic satire of world politics by director Mitsuru Meike and screenwriter Takao Nakano.
Art House & International , Comedy , Drama , Mystery & Suspense , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Yukijiro Hotaru
as Professor Saeki
Emi Kuroda
as Sachiko Hanai

Critic Reviews for The Glamorous Life of Sachiko Hanai

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (10)

A flimsy plot about Korean spies leads to a climactic sight gag involving an enhanced version of George W. Bush's forefinger, but it's all window dressing for the main attraction: lots of bouncing T & A.

Full Review… | September 14, 2007
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

The Glamorous Life of Sachiko Hanai is far less silly than it thinks it is. The upbeat vibe of super-female power misfires with a gratuitous rape scene.

Full Review… | July 23, 2007
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Conceptually outlandish but routinely executed, this comic exploration of macho, control-freaky power struggles the world over remains skin-deep.

July 5, 2007
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

Sachiko Hanai is pretty much just raunch, much like the stuff that insinuates itself onto late-night premium channel programming. And which gets old fast.

June 1, 2007
Seattle Times
Top Critic

Combines soft-core porn with a fantastical sci-fi plot.

April 29, 2007
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

An apocalyptic political satire.

Full Review… | April 25, 2007
Village Voice
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The Glamorous Life of Sachiko Hanai


an amazing funny sexy movie. the actress is gorgeous, while doing a wonderful performance of getting turned on as she learns things after her injury. The spy substory adds great humor and an excuse to finish the tale.

Chris H
Chris H

As a soft core porn movie, its pretty good!! Yes, plot is outrageous and bizarre, but the acting is decent and the pacing of the film moves at a rather brisk clip. One thing for sure, it does entertain as long as nudity and alot of sexual situations does not put you off. I thought the ending was a bit predictable for such a zany story, but it will hold your interest.

alan jay
alan jay

Super Reviewer

I should start to read descriptions before I watch movies. I had not idea this was a Japanese Pink Film (which is softcore porn). Now don't get me wrong. I am sure there are some softcore porn movies that have decent or funny stories, but this was not one. The story made no sense and was just too cheesy. The sex scenes weren't even that entertaining and there was a lot of them. Within the first five minutes of the movie I hated it. Then on top of that, the acting was just horrible. I read somewhere that this movie was a hit in Japan, and I don't know why. It must of been just for the sex. Because a sex maniac that gets shot in the head and becomes a genius is just not a good story line. The only time I actually laughed was after the first sex scene of the movie because it was ridiculous.

Paul Celano
Paul Celano

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