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28 February 1965 (Japan) See more »
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In WW2 Manchuria, a prostitute grows to resent an abusive adjutant and falls in love with his aide. | Add synopsis »
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Very Gripping See more (13 total) »

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Directed by
Seijun Suzuki 
 
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Hajime Takaiwa 
Taijirô Tamura  story

Produced by
Kaneo Iwai .... producer
 
Original Music by
Naozumi Yamamoto 
 
Cinematography by
Kazue Nagatsuka 
 
Film Editing by
Akira Suzuki 
 
Production Design by
Takeo Kimura 
 
Production Management
Banri Sonoyama .... executive in charge of production
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Masami Kuzû .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Toshimi Katagiri .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Keiji Kaneda .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Masahiro Takashima .... gaffer
 

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Also Known As:
"Shunpu den" - Japan (original title)
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West Germany:96 min | Japan:96 min
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Remake of Desertion at Dawn (1950)See more »

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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Very Gripping, 23 August 2008
Author: crossbow0106 from United States

This film centers on Harumi (the great Yumiko Nogawa), who is a "comfort woman" who goes to the Manchurian Front in China during the war to service the men fighting there. From the beginning you know she has nothing left to lose. As you would expect, this movie has scenes which are pretty brutal, including violence and rape. However, Mr. Suzuki makes this film's pacing so superb, you can look beyond this and just keep watching to see what will happen next. Harumi's reactions and expressions in this film are amazing, Ms. Nogawa gives a performance of a lifetime. You understand her struggle, but more so you understand her heart. She falls in love and you know its no lie. You want her to have some measure of happiness in what is depicted here as a very cruel world. Not everyone can watch this of course, its violent and its a war picture. But this film had me spellbound to the last frame, and that is a ringing endorsement.

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