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11 December 1964 (USA) See more »
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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
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Taijirô Tamura  novel
Goro 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
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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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Rely on your own instincts, 6 June 2013
Author: lreynaert from Belgium

After WW II, a gang of prostitutes has their home base in the slums of Tokyo. They live in a world where the old generation of 'big shots still talk big.' For them, 'democracy means (having sexual intercourse with) foreigners.' These foreigners are GIs, members of the occupying forces in Japan. The main principle of the gang is 'no sex for free'. If a member of the gang transgresses this rule, she will be harshly punished. The movie contains some very sadistic lashing scenes.

Vision on mankind Seijun Suzuki unveils in an interview published on this DVD his view on mankind: 'physiology is the strongest force and only acts through human will. We can depend on nothing but the physicality of the flesh.' The gate to the world is the gate of flesh, where you have to 'rely on your own instincts'. Morality and religion, here represented by a black catholic priest, are hopeless pipe dreams.

Highly recommended, like other films by Seijun Suzuki's: his 'manga' movie 'Pistol Opera', his 'ghost' movie 'Princess Raccoon' (with Ziyi Zhang) and his gangster movie 'Underworld Beauty'.

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