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Pleasures of the Flesh (1965)
"Etsuraku" (original title)

 |  Comedy, Drama  |  December 1965 (USA)
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After Atsushi commits murder, he is blackmailed into keeping a suitcase full of embezzled money. What follows is a descent into depression and regret.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Katsuo Nakamura ...
Atsushi Wakizaka
Mariko Kaga ...
Shoko
Yumiko Nogawa ...
Hitomi
Masako Yagi ...
Shizuko
Toshiko Higuchi ...
Mari
Hiroko Shimizu ...
Keiko
Shôichi Ozawa ...
Hayami
Kei Satô ...
Police inspector
Rokkô Toura ...
Sakurai
Fumio Watanabe ...
Hanawa gang member
Hôsei Komatsu ...
Egi
Akiji Kobayashi ...
Mari's pimp
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Tôru Emori
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After Atsushi commits murder, he is blackmailed into keeping a suitcase full of embezzled money. What follows is a descent into depression and regret.

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Etsuraku Blues
Performed by Kazuhiko Shima
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14 January 2009 | by (Greenwich - London) – See all my reviews

Despite the misleading title, unless it is meant to be ironic, this is still an excellent and most eventful movie. Our hero rescues his love object from the almost unbelievable audacity of a rapist returning to blackmail her parents as she prepares to marry another, and longs for her ever more. We get a mysterious bag of money, an appearance by the yakuza, a deaf girl who prefers life on the street to life with him and much nocturnal activities. Unfortunately the 60s colour seems to have faded over the years and, particularly in the night scenes, makes for strained viewing. Even so well worth a view because this is a very well told tale that could only be set in Japan.


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