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Manji (1964)

| Drama, Romance | 1968 (USA)
A childless housewife falls in love with a beautiful model.

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Mitsuko Tokumitsu
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Sonoko Kakiuchi
Eiji Funakoshi ...
Kôtarô Kakiuchi
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Eijirô Watanuki
Kyû Sazanka ...
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Ken Mitsuda ...
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Yûzô Hayakawa
Fumiko Murata ...
Ume, Tokumitsu's maid
Reiko Hibiki ...
Haru, Izutsuya's maid
Kyoko Nagumo ...
Kiyo, Kakiuchi's maid
Kuniko Tomita
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Sonoko, a bored housewife entering middle age, met a young girl, Mitsuko, at a private school of art. Sonoko paints a portrait of her, and when she invite Mitsuko at her house, the two end up locked in a passionate embrace. Unable to think rationally about what she wants, Sonoko becomes steadily more obsessed with her new lover. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>, corrections by _Benares_

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Deliciously overripe
7 August 1999 | by (Monster Island) – See all my reviews

What do you get when you combine early-60's hairdo's and makeup, histrionic Japanese love triangles and forbidden lesbian passion? In this case, a wonderfully bonkers movie that deserves a larger cult audience.

Any movie that features blood oaths, suicide pacts, taboo love affairs and a wife screaming "You don't love me enough! I need more love!" is one I'll want to see again and again. (Too bad it's so hard to come by in the U.S. -- the film screened recently at the American Cinematheque and Outfest in L.A., and at the San Francisco Gay/Lesbian Film Festival, but apparently only after much paperwork with Japan. Still, if you actually get a chance to see it, DO NOT MISS IT!


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