Love hotels feature in many Japanese films, including those, like Ryuichi Hiroki’s “Kabukicho Love Hotel” and Izuru Kumasaka’s “Asyl: Park and Love Hotel,” that make such establishments a central focus. Typically guests drop their social masks within their walls, while employees get an up-close view of human nature, if not always human bodies, in the raw.

Takayuki Takuma’s “Divine Justice” uses a room at a love hotel as a pressure cooker with sex, lies and a camcorder among the ingredients. As revelation follows revelation emotions erupt, from towering rage to craven fear. The nonstop plot twists are mostly played for laughs, though some of the humor edges over from the black to the disturbingly abusive.

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