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Day: September 1, 2020

Movie Reviews 5

Sei no Gekiyaku – 性の劇薬 (2020) [Review]

That survival instinct. That will to live. That need to get back to life again is more powerful than any consideration of taste, decency, politeness, manners, civility. Anything. It’s such a powerful force – Danny Boyle

Human tendency to feel regret for past decisions and learn from them is indeed a lesson in survival. But what if you fail to give yourself that chance to regret and repent? What if your decisions end up changing your destiny and inevitably damage someone you love? Translated to English as Sex and Dangerous Drugs, Sei no Gekiyaku – 性の劇薬 is a fast-paced psychological thriller that is equal parts horrifying as well as innately humane. The film’s cathartic attempts to instill “Survival Instincts” into a suicidal character aren’t exactly orthodox.

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