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Hero of the Red Light District (1960)
"Yôtô monogatari: hana no Yoshiwara hyakunin-giri" (original title)

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The film that led David Shipman to declare Uchida "the equal of Mizoguchi and Kinugasa," KILLING IN YOSHIWARA ranks with Uchida's finest postwar work... See full synopsis »

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Isao Kimura
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Koji Arima ...
Moshichi
Minoru Chiaki ...
Jôsuke
Shinobu Chihara ...
Yaegaki
Hideko Ezaki
Kogiku Hanayagi ...
Iwahashi
Kensaku Hara
Kôtarô Hori
Juro Hoshi ...
Seisuke
Chiezo Kataoka ...
Sano Jiro
Eijirô Kataoka ...
Haruroku
Hiroshi Katô
Ryû Kazu
Heisuke Kinami
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The film that led David Shipman to declare Uchida "the equal of Mizoguchi and Kinugasa," KILLING IN YOSHIWARA ranks with Uchida's finest postwar work... See full synopsis »

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25 June 2000 | by (tuscaloosa, alabama) – See all my reviews

I saw this when I lived in New York. It was wide-screen and cinemascope, and was shown at the Japan Society in a series. It was about a unscrupulous girl who marries a man with a birthmark and claws her way to the top. Every scene was just right, including the incredible finale. Although I tried to convince other movie buffs to go to the second screening, the prospect of a Saturday morning movie was just too much for them. I went, though. Sort of like Fritz Lang or Ophuls in Japan. Gorgeous. My first choice for what I'd love to show on video or DVD (in widescreen, of course).


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