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Female Prisoner Scorpion: Jailhouse 41 (1972)

Joshû sasori: Dai-41 zakkyo-bô (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 30 December 1972 (Japan)
Matsu, known to the prisoners as Scorpion, is locked away in the bowels of the prison as revenge for disrupting the smooth operation of the prison and for her disfiguring attack on the ... See full summary »

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Matsu (Sasori)
Fumio Watanabe ...
Inspector Goda
Yukie Kagawa ...
Tomiko Yasuki
Kayoko Shiraishi ...
Hide Ôba
Eiko Yanami ...
Harue Wagatsuma
Hiroko Isayama ...
Asako Noda
Kuniko Ishii ...
Rose Miyako
Yuki Aresa ...
Kimiyo Oikawa
Hideo Murota ...
Okizaki
Kyôichi Satô ...
Tadokoro
Shinzo Hotta ...
Furuya
Fudeko Tanaka ...
The Old Woman
Hiroshi Hasegawa
Nenji Kobayashi ...
The Young Man
Kôji Miemachi
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Matsu, known to the prisoners as Scorpion, is locked away in the bowels of the prison as revenge for disrupting the smooth operation of the prison and for her disfiguring attack on the warden. Granted a one day reprieve due to the visit of a dignitary, she takes advantage and attacks the warden again. This leads to more brutal punishment and humiliation. But the punishment gives her an opportunity to escape along with six other female prisoners. Their surreal flight from prison pits the convicts against the guards, the warden and each other. Written by Anonymous

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Ramen Western
19 July 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Another Sergio Leone influenced film in which the protagonist is the sort of character who would traditionally be a villain - a steely eyed, unsmiling killer (lead actress Meiko comes off like a female Charles Bronson) - who happens to be the only principled person in the film's bleak landscape of casual, opportunistic violence. In fact, the whole setting reads like an allegory for the breakdown of moral responsibility: authority figures are motivated not by honor or a desire for justice but by petty revenge. And out of this world (the prison) the main character escapes into something worse: the real world!


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