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Yojôhan fusuma no urabari (1973)

The world is in turmoil with the October Revolution of 1917, riots over the inflationary price of rice, and the military expedition to Siberia in 1918. But Shinsuke spends his days in the ... See full summary »

Director:

Tatsumi Kumashiro

Writers:

Tatsumi Kumashiro, Kafû Nagai (story "The Inside Lining of the Four-and-a-Half Mat Room") (as Kafu Nagai)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Junko Miyashita Junko Miyashita ... Sodeko
Eimei Esumi Eimei Esumi ... Shinsuke
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gô Awazu Gô Awazu ... Kôichi
Moeko Ezawa Moeko Ezawa ... Hanae
Naomi Oka Naomi Oka ... Yûko
Meika Seri Meika Seri ... Hanamaru
Hatsuo Yamaya Hatsuo Yamaya ... Pinsuke
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The world is in turmoil with the October Revolution of 1917, riots over the inflationary price of rice, and the military expedition to Siberia in 1918. But Shinsuke spends his days in the arms of geishas, paying little heed to the events happening around him. Written by L.H. Wong <lhw@sfs.org.sg>

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Official Sites:

Nikkatsu.com [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

3 November 1973 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

A Man and a Woman Behind the Fusuma Screen See more »

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Production Co:

Nikkatsu See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Extraordinary Japanese director
8 February 2004 | by rafemacSee all my reviews

I rented this movie out of curiosity. Having recently read "Memoire Of A Geisha", I thought this film might be interesting but was unprepared to be blown away by its stunning direction, cinematography and performances and its extremely erotic content. No wonder it wasn't (to my knowledge) ever released in North America. It wouldn't have been tolerated in the early 1970's, certainly not in Ontario. Upon Googling his name, I discovered that Tatsumi Kumashiro was the greatest director of so called "pink" films, a genre of Japanese movie created to lure audiences away from TV and back into theatres by depicting quite graphic but non-explicit sex. Who knew that sex sells? Go figure. This may be irrelevant, but I'm gay, really gay so, when I tell you that this movie is not only brilliant but a major turn-on, you should trust me. It was never ever intended for my kind. I'm not exactly sure how that heterosexual seduction thing works but watch this movie with a specially chosen but unsuspecting friend (in the interests of World Cinema.) and you won't be disappointed.


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