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Cast

  (in credits order)
Hiroyuki Nagato ... Kinta
Jitsuko Yoshimura ... Haruko
Masao Mishima ... Himori
Tetsurô Tanba ... Slasher Tetsuji
Shirô Osaka ... Hoshino
Takeshi Katô ... Ohachi
Shôichi Ozawa ... Gunji, Gangster in check shirt
Yôko Minamida ... Katsuyo
Hideo Sato ... Kikuo
Eijirô Tôno ... Kan'ichi
Akira Yamauchi ... Sakiyama
Sanae Nakahara ... Hiromi
Kin Sugai ... Haruko's mother
Bumon Kahara ... Harukoma
Tomio Aoki ... Kyuro
Kô Nishimura ... Yajima
Kotoe Hatsui ... Wife, Tsune
Toshio Takahara ... Dr. Miyaguchi
Hyosuke Kobe ... George
Takeo Yazu ... Masuyama
Taiji Tonoyama ... Chen
Hideo Kidokoro ... King
Toyoko Takechi ... Old lady wearing apron
Nobuo Kawakami ... Policeman in lawless area
Shuntarô Tamamura ... Chikko policeman
Hitomi Nakagawa ... Electric company factory worker
Ayako Fukuda ... Patient
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Blooming
Robert Duncan
Hyôe Enoki
Ayako Kanda
Mitzi Mori
Toru Moriya
Sanzô Nakagawa
Tomoko Naraoka
Takashi Sudo
Seijiro Takano
Kôji Yashiro
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Directed by
Shôhei Imamura 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Kazu Otsuka  novel by
Gisashi Yamauchi 
Hisashi Yamauchi  (as Hisa Yamauchi)

Produced by
Kano Ôtsuka .... producer
 
Original Music by
Toshirô Mayuzumi 
 
Cinematography by
Shinsaku Himeda 
 
Film Editing by
Mutsuo Tanji 
 
Art Direction by
Kimihiko Nakamura 
 
Production Management
Yukiharu Moriyama .... executive in charge of production
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kirirô Urayama .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Fumio Hashimoto .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Yasuo Iwaki .... gaffer
 

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Also Known As:
"Buta to gunkan" - Japan (original title)
"Hogs and Warships" - International (English title)
"The Flesh Is Hot" - USA
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108 min | USA:66 min (re-issue) | USA:77 min
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9 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Epitomes of Imamura's style., 16 April 2002
Author: nadamada from Istanbul, Turkey

It's really interesting to see one of the early works of Imamura. This film includes epitomes of the overall style of the great director: depiction of the lower, outlaw parts of Japanese society; criticizing both the authority and the society for their conformism with prevailing conditions; use of animals(namely pigs for this film) as an allegory for individuals (here it should be underlined that this object of allegory beats up its master!); and characterizing women as determined individuals who have power within the society, and who are more conscious than men. In order to trace the sources of the stylized director who made brilliant films like Kuroi Ame, Narayama bushiko, and Unagi, this film is a must see.

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