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Sandakan 8 (1974)

Sandakan hachibanshokan bohkyo (original title)
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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A prostitute is a woman, too.

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23 June 1977 (Hungary)  »

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Official submission of Japan for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 48th Academy Awards in 1976. See more »

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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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Referenced in Sneak Previews: The Best and Worst Films of 1976 (1977) See more »

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Fantastic Movie
29 June 2005 | by See all my reviews

This was the movie I saw on my first adult date. I was so encompassed by the story and cinematography that I soon forgot I was reading subtitles.

While the story may seem slow at first once the depiction of another society so far removed in time and place from our own gives the viewer a new look on the what shaped the lifestyle of the Japanese culture

You cannot help but be swept up in the crisis of the time depicted.

We tend to forget the world was not always as it is today, especially for us jaded Americans.

Elwin


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