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Omocha is a fascinating look at the world of the Geisha in Japan at a critical time in their history, the introduction of anti-prostitution laws in 1958. Cleverly directed, the film provides an intimate portrayal of the vibrancy of the Geisha culture, in terms of both its visual appeal and the sheer complexity of the social system that 'regulates' the Geisha's lives.
While it occasionally resorts to some lacklustre stereotyping, it's always well acted and intensely engaging. The film's basic story and premise is similar to the novel 'Memoirs of Geisha', but it is very much its own film, and raises a lot of questions about attitudes to women, sex, and women who sell sex, that still resonate strongly today.
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