Hideo JOJO 城定秀夫

Thorns Of Beauty

Nippon Cinema   ª 

Just when Riko begins dating photographer Kentaro, she is approached by his ex-girlfriend Momo. Momo wants to prevent Kentaro from publishing her old nude photos. As his true character comes to light, the two women develop a perfect plan for revenge. THORNS OF BEAUTY impresses with excellent comedic timing and a classic love triangle story turned upside down.


Sat., June 10, 2023, 16:45

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Mousonturm Saal

International premiere

Original with English subtitles

NOT approved for persons under 18 years

Comedy Romance

Koi no ibara

Japan 2023

98 minutes

Hideo JOJO

Kaori SAWAI, Hideo JOJO



About Hideo JOJO

Hideo JOJO, born in Tokyo in 1975, began making 8mm films while studying at Musashino Art University. He then worked as an assistant director for pink films and V-Cinema productions. Since his feature-length debut MARRIED WOMEN WHO WANT A TASTE (2003), he has written and directed over 100 films of various genres, which have won multiple awards. From 2016 to 2019, he won the Japanese Pink Award for erotic films four times in a row. At the 2020 Yokohama Film Festival, he received the Best Director Award for the feature film AROUND THE EDGE OF THE STAND (2020).