Germany 1978. The intro section of a long dark rhythm track.
HAKUJITSUMU aka Daydream from 1964 is one of the defining masterpieces of Pinku Eiga, the Pink Cinema, meaning Japanese films with adult content. A wide variety of subgenres fall under the pink umbrella, from softcore sex films (roman poruno), girl gang epics (sukeban films) or violent exploitation in general (a.k.a. pinky violence). From enraged nuns on rampage to homicidal schoolgirls to yakuzas hellbent on revenge, any exploitable element got used during the 60s and 70s heyday of the genre, often spiced with strong S/M sex.
There are several versions of Hakujitsumu but the original directed By Tetsuji Takechi remains the best and the most elegantly perverse. The story focuses on the increasingly lurid experiences of a woman patient under sedation in a dentist’s office. But is she really dreaming?
Above, the original poster. The image below has nothing to do with the film itself. Check it out.
The music contains snatches of The Swan Lake over a sleazy grinding rhythm.