When Sokichi stops providing his long-time lover Kikuyo enough money to pay for the care of their three young children, Kikuyo leaves the children with Sokichi - and his very surprised and angry wife Oume - and disappears.
A sendup of the stereo-typical Japanese family: dad is a salaryman jerk, unable to relate to anyone; mom is a hopeless housewife; the older son is a moderate academic success; but the ... See full summary »
A young man has an affair with an older woman. He is very jealous of her husband and decides that they should kill him. One night, after the husband had plenty of sake to drink and was in ... 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 »
Kopfrkingl enjoys his job at a crematorium in Czechoslovakia in the late 1930s. He likes reading the Tibetan book of the dead, and espouses the view that cremation relieves earthly ... See full summary »
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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