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Furyô anego den: Inoshika Ochô (1973)

During the Meiji era, a gambler called Ocho takes revenge on three gangsters who killed her father, shelters a wanted anarchist and confronts a British spy.

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Ogin Shitateya
Ryôko Ema ...
Omiya
Yôko Hori ...
Okinu
Naomi Oka ...
Okoi
Rena Ichinose ...
Osayo Igirisu
Hachirô Oka ...
Kanichi
Shin'ichirô Hayashi ...
Tsunetarô
Rie Saotome ...
Yuki
Jun Midorikawa ...
Shinobu
Yôko Mihara ...
Yaeji
Masataka Naruse ...
Shunosuke
Takashi Shirai ...
Oota
Tsuyoshi Arita ...
Miyashita
Yuzuru Moritani ...
Igarashi
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Reiko Ike stars as Ocho, a gambler and pickpocket in Meiji Era Tokyo. After sheltering a fleeing anarchist, Ocho runs into the three gangsters responsible for her father's murder, and runs afoul of various yakuza who want her dead. A European spy, played by Christina Lindberg, arrives on the scene and complicates matters. Written by rabbit541

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OCHO series. #1 of 2 films. See more »

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Unknown: Christina's handler / (elder!) lover: Christina, well, I guess the time has come to start using your weapon.
English spy: Weapon?
Unknown: Christina's handler / (elder!) lover: Your body!... Go to his house and do and give anything he wants, but get those secret documents...
English spy: [Looks hurt, bewildered] ohmmm...
English spy: [Later scene, riding in open horse carriage: thinks] This is a spy's fate.
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Follows Furyo bancho detatoko shoubu (1970) See more »

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the role Reiko Ike was born to play
9 April 2007 | by See all my reviews

Ocho (Reiko Ike), decades after witnessing her father's merciless death, sets out on a quest to find the three responsible for the travesty and exact revenge. In her travels she befriends a handsome your anarchist who's involved with a European spy (the beautiful Christina Lindberg, perhaps best known for her "Thriller" film). This sexy spy along with co-horts wants to dismantle the country from within. All this comes together in a cinematic experience that has to be seen to be believed. Probably very controversial when it was released in Japan of the early '70's, the films more 'outragious' scenes (the battle in which Ocho is completely nude amongst others) seem almost quaint now, yet the film retains it's beautiful, almost poetic feel and is definitely one to actively search out. Followed by a sequel that couldn't really reach the same level as this had.

My Grade: B+


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