Amanda Wingfield dominates her children with her faded gentility and exaggerated tales of her Southern belle past. Her son plans escape; her daughter withdraws into a dream world. When a "... See full summary »
The story of a young Gerd, played by Liv Ullman in her first leading role, who falls in love with a young boy. She is considered a 'loose' woman, and the boy's family does not accept their ... See full summary »
A writer accepts a bet that he cannot spend the night alone in a haunted castle on All Soul's Eve. Once night falls at the castle, several who had been murdered therein return to life, ... See full summary »
After suffering an emotional breakdown in a public place, a young man vows never to leave his apartment. He quickly discovers that in today's world all his needs can be easily met: sex via ... See full summary »
While her husband is in prison doing time, Tamaki, the wife of a yakuza capo, runs her spouse's gang with an iron hand. Meanwhile, Makoto, her younger sister, marries a member of a rival ... See full summary »
Five scenarios in which people have trouble distinguishing truth from illusions. Each segment reflects the motto of Voltaire's Candide: "Optimism is insisting everything is good, when everything is bad."
"I am" tells the story of Kundel, a boy searching for his place in life, his identity. After running away from an orphanage where he is treated as an outcast among outcasts by both his ... See full synopsis »
Third (Saado in Japanese) character played by Toshiyuki Nagashima is a third base man in a high school baseball team. He has a friend Shinbunbu ( Aiko Morishita ) who is an editor for the school news paper. Third and Shinbunbu embarks on a plan to make money by Third becoming a pimp and Shinbunbu a prostitute. He gets caught and ends up in juvenile delinquent hall where he experiences life he would have not experienced if he remained in high school. The movie was targeted for a high school audience with what would have been an outrageous adventure for a high school student for the time in Japan. Such occurrence is no longer novel in Japan today where high school girls become their own pimps, but back in 1978 the theme of the movie was quite shocking and sensational. This movie was also the debut movie for Aiko Morishita who along with Nagashima went on to enjoy a long career in the TV and movie business.
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