Documentary - (The interviewer is an Asian male director, Shohei Imamura.) Interview with Kikuyo Zendo, a 73 year-old, Japanese, trafficked-in-1921, prostitute (karayuki-san) who spent the ...
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Near the turbulent end of the Edo era, a man returning to Japan after exile in America searches for his wife and becomes swept up in the current of revolution in this incisive period drama from the great Shohei Imamura.
Plastics salesman Oshima disappeared without a word to anyone, and has been missing for two years. Shohei Imamura and his crew follow Oshima's fiancé Yoshie and actor Shigeru Tsuyuguchi as they investigate the disappearance.
In a poor 19th century rural Japanese village, everyone who reaches the age of 70 has to climb a nearby mountain to die. An old woman is getting close to the cut-off age, and we follow her last days with her family.
A surreal, isolated village sees its inhabitants gradually leave behind their mutual traditions and superstitions as they leave for the city. Among them are two cousins who love each other and who get into a quarrel with other villagers.
Documentary - (The interviewer is an Asian male director, Shohei Imamura.) Interview with Kikuyo Zendo, a 73 year-old, Japanese, trafficked-in-1921, prostitute (karayuki-san) who spent the longer part of her life outside Japan in Malaysia. She discusses her sex work career and marriages. In the 1970s she lives in poverty with her family. The Buraku Liberation League bring her back to Japan. Written by