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Jitsuroku Abe Sada (1975)

A true-life tale of a broken woman whose hedonistic tryst with a high-class restaurateur resulted in a horrific crime of passion that littered Tokyo headlines in 1936.

Director:

Noboru Tanaka

Writer:

Akio Ido
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Cast

Credited cast:
Junko Miyashita Junko Miyashita ... Abe Sada
Eimei Esumi Eimei Esumi ... Kishizô Ishida
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Genshû Hanayagi Genshû Hanayagi ... Geisha
Yoshie Kitsuda Yoshie Kitsuda ... Kishizos wife
Ikunosuke Koizumi Ikunosuke Koizumi ... Detective
Nagatoshi Sakamoto Nagatoshi Sakamoto ... Osato
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The daughter of a wealthy merchant, beautiful Sada Abe is banished from her wealthy father's home when he discovers that her virginity was stolen from her in a brutal rape. Subsequently sustaining her existence as a prostitute, Sada soon makes the acquaintance of restaurateur Kichizo who is immediately captivated by her mysterious beauty. As the couple eschews the outside world in favor of a secluded week of sexual bliss, pleasure soon gives way to obsession -- setting into motion a dangerous sequence of events that can only end in tragedy. Written by Ulf Kjell Gür

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

8 February 1975 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

A Woman Called Sada Abe See more »

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Production Co:

Nikkatsu See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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At the age of 15 Sada Abe was raped by one of her acquaintances, and even though her parents defended and supported her, she became a difficult teenager. As she became more irresponsible and uncontrollable, her parents sold her to a geisha house in Yokohama in 1922, hoping to find her a place in society with some direction. See more »

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Referenced in Nihon eiga no hyaku nen (1995) See more »

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always unsettling
27 March 2009 | by christopher-underwoodSee all my reviews

Made just before, Empire of the Senses, based upon the same 1936 incident and the year before the director would make, Watcher in the Attic. The later film also concerns obsession getting close to madness but that one is a little easier to watch than this. Well enough made, with some beautiful shots and close-ups and good performances, this is pretty gruelling stuff. I found, even the early scenes where there is a lot of laughing and licking of each others fingers slightly uncomfortable and that's before we get onto flavouring their food with each others juices and ultimately, games involving the tying of a pink cloth around the neck. Nicely non linear, with jumps forward and the reveres with newspaper clippings and some historical detail, but it is still claustrophobic, being mainly set in one room, and always unsettling.


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