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Gate of Flesh ()

Nikutai no mon (original title)
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An injured thief on the run finds sanctuary within a brothel of united, ruthless women.

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Shintaro Ibuki (as Joe Shishido)
Kôji Wada ...
Abe
Yumiko Nogawa ...
Maya
Tomiko Ishii ...
Oroku
Kayo Matsuo ...
Omino
Kuniko Kawanishi
Misako Tominaga ...
Machiko
Isao Tamagawa ...
Horidome
Chico Lourant ...
Black Pastor (as Chico Roland)
Eimei Esumi ...
Sen
Hiroshi Chô
Keisuke Noro ...
Ishii
Mikiko Sakai
Terue Shigemori
Kôji Yashiro
Takashi Nomura
Shinzô Shibata
Akira Hisamatsu ...
(as Kôsuke Hisamatsu)
Akira Takahashi
Jirô Hiratsuka
Kuniya Mizukawa
Hiroshi Takao
Yôko Ogata
Yôko Yokota
Keiko Izumi
Yôko Naka
Megumi Wakaba
Tamehisa Aida
Akio Sawai
Yoshiyuki Nemoto
Akio Fujii

Directed by

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Seijun Suzuki

Written by

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Taijirô Tamura ... (novel)
 
Gorô Tanada ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Kaneo Iwai ... producer

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Naozumi Yamamoto

Cinematography by

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Shigeyoshi Mine

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Akira Suzuki

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Masaru Mori ... colorist

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Takeo Kimura

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Takeo Kimura

Production Management

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Yoshiaki Yabuuchi ... executive in charge of production

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Masami Kuzû ... assistant director

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Tsugio Yonezu ... sound

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Aizô Kôno ... gaffer

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Plot Summary

After World War II, some Tokyo prostitutes band together with a strict code: no pimps, attack any street walker who comes into our territory, defend the abandoned building we call home, and punish whomever gives away sex (who falls in love). Maya, a young woman whose family has died, joins the group. Into the mix comes Shin, a thief who's killed a G.I. The women allow him to hide while recovering from wounds, but then he won't leave. Maya is drawn to him, discovering as she falls in love that she can feel again; she's now more fully human, but at the same time, she's endangered herself and her livelihood. Can she and Shin make it out of Tokyo to establish life as a couple? Written by

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Taglines Japanese Girls Who Bartered and Loved See more »
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Also Known As
  • Gate of Flesh (World-wide, English title)
  • Gate of Flesh (United States)
  • La barrière de chair (France)
  • La puerta de la carne (Spain)
  • Brama cial (Poland)
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  • 90 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia In an interview Seijun answered the question of the uniqueness of this film in relation to other B/Program pictures he made in the time: "The studio wanted to make a skin flick, that's all. We couldn't make a real porno back then, though." See more »
Goofs A downward shot pans across a crowd following a stretcher. When straight down, you see the shadow of the camera, crane and the camera operator. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in From the Ruins: Making 'Gate of Flesh' (2005). See more »

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