Rubber's Lover

  • 92'
  • Japan
  • 1995
Somewhere in a big building, called the Centre, four people work on a very secret experiment: Hitotsubashi, Motomiya, Iinuma and Shimika. The investigation is sponsored by a big company and involves a system packed in close-fitting rubber and living off a very small amount of oxygen: the 'rubber unit'. The rubber unit is linked to a DDD (Digital Direct Drive) installation. Using a powerful explosion and administration of ether, the human spirit is destroyed and a continuous 'trip' is caused. The spirit reduced in this way to an almost zero situation controls a new brain. This new brain transmits so-called psychic brainwaves and gets physical power through a catalyst. The aim of the experiment is to decimate the imagination and try to sow destruction. But the illegally-acquired guinea pigs cannot cope with the hardness of the experiment. There are also not enough guinea pigs and too much money is wasted in developing DDD. When the sponsor decides to pull out of the project, secretary Kiku Onoda is sent to the Centre to inform the four researchers. She is about to get married and this is her last job. When Motomiya and Hitotsubashi hear the news, they try to complete the experiment with the last guinea pig. This guinea pig is however one of the men from the foursome, Shimika, and turns out to be very strong. The last experiment unleashes forces that no one could have foreseen.
Shojin Fukui, Fukui Shozin
World premiere
Country of production
Production Year
Festival Edition
IFFR 1996
Takashi Nishimura, Kobayashi Hiroshi