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Black Rose (1969)

Kuro bara no yakata (original title)
Though mostly known for his gritty yakuza dramas and, now, his legendary cult film Battle Royale, Kinji Fukasaku's career ranges across (and liberally messes around with) many genres... See full synopsis »

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Credited cast:
Akihiro Miwa ...
Ryuko (as Akihiro Maruyama)
Eitarô Ozawa ...
Kyohei
Masakazu Tamura ...
Wataru
Ayako Hôshô ...
Kyohei's Wife
Kô Nishimura
Kikko Matsuoka
Ryôhei Uchida
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Akira Jo ...
Mulatto companion of Ryuko
Hideo Murota ...
Kyohei's son - Wataru's brother
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Though mostly known for his gritty yakuza dramas and, now, his legendary cult film Battle Royale, Kinji Fukasaku's career ranges across (and liberally messes around with) many genres... See full synopsis »

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Hammer meets Kabuki
23 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is basically a gorgeous showpiece for Akihiro Miwa, a famous female impersonator in Japan. Akihiro is actually a very interesting person who has written several mind-opening books about his own life and philosophies. He definitely has a stage presence and even if he doesn't fully pass as a woman physically, he has the mannerism down to a believability and he wears gorgeous clothes.

The plot is negligible and the whole movie really was thrown together to showcase Akihiro and that really is it. The cinematography is good and the colors are beautiful along with the set pieces.

I would lump this movie in with other 60's/early 70's foreign movies that mixed Poe with erotica and camp, like Vampiros Lesbos, Daughters of Darkness, and Beyond the Valley of the Dolls. Its less a movie and more a well-choreographed documentation of a unique performer and a wild time-period.


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