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11 December 1964 (USA) See more »
After World War II, some Tokyo prostitutes band together with a strict code: no pimps, attack any street walker who comes into our territory... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Seijun Suzuki 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Taijirô Tamura  novel
Gorô Tanada 

Produced by
Kaneo Iwai .... producer
Original Music by
Naozumi Yamamoto 
Cinematography by
Shigeyoshi Mine 
Film Editing by
Akira Suzuki 
Production Design by
Takeo Kimura 
Art Direction by
Takeo Kimura 
Production Management
Yoshiaki Yabuuchi .... executive in charge of production
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Masami Kuzû .... assistant director
Sound Department
Tsugio Yonezu .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Aizô Kôno .... gaffer
Editorial Department
Masaru Mori .... colorist

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Also Known As:
"Nikutai no mon" - Japan (original title)
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90 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
France:-12 | UK:18 (video rating) (2000) | UK:R (1968) | USA:Not Rated

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Crew or equipment visible: A downward shot pans across a crowd following a stretcher. When straight down, you see the shadow of the camera, crane and the camera operator.See more »
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in the rubble of civilization, 22 November 2010
Author: Michael Neumann from United States

Seijun Suzuki's wide screen portrait of post-war Tokyo shows a ruined city reverted back to a primitive state of barbarity, where the only law among the society of pimps, thieves and prostitutes is Survival of the Fittest. Be forewarned: although it may be tame by today's permissive standards the film is still overtly violent, in both content and style. The garish color scheme alone is often more shocking than the animal philosophy of the gang of hookers, whose punishment for compassion among their ranks is an enthusiastic whipping. Suzuki never was the most subtle filmmaker, and the crass, uncensored vitality displayed here approaches low exploitation even while it probes with subtle insight the psychology of a vanquished nation.

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