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Sandakan 8 (1974)
"Sandakan hachibanshokan bohkyo" (original title)

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A journalist interviews an old woman who was forced into prostitution, just like many other Japanese women working in Asia outside of Japan during the first half of the 20th century. She worked in a Malaysian brothel called Sandakan 8.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Komaki Kurihara ...
Keiko Mitani
Yôko Takahashi ...
Osaki as a young woman
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Osaki Yamakawa, as an old woman
Takiko Mizunoe ...
Okiku
Eiko Mizuhara ...
Ofumi
Yoko Todo ...
Oyae
Yukiko Yanagawa ...
Otake
Yoko Nakagawa ...
Ohana
Masayo Umezawa ...
Yukiyo
Ken Tanaka ...
Hideo Takeuchi
Eitarô Ozawa ...
Tarozo
Tomoko Jinbo ...
Moto
Hideo Sunazuka ...
Yajima
Mitsuo Hamada ...
Yasukichi
Kaneko Iwasaki ...
Sato
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A journalist interviews an old woman who was forced into prostitution, just like many other Japanese women working in Asia outside of Japan during the first half of the 20th century. She worked in a Malaysian brothel called Sandakan 8.

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Osaki was born and raised in Kumamoto. But she speaks the dialect of Oita, the neighbouring prefecture. See more »

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A beautiful film
17 February 2004 | by (Seattle WA) – See all my reviews

Despite the subject matter, this is one of the most physically beautiful films I've ever seen. A difficult story to watch at times and some of the symbolism was a little overdone, but a well crafted movie with great attention to camera angle, set dressing, and - above all - the cinematography. A really stunning work...


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