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Only on Mondays (1964)

Getsuyôbi no Yuka (original title)
Yuka is a "good-time girl" from Yokohama who is persuaded by her papa to sleep with a foreign business executive so that he can close an important deal.

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Kô Nakahira
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mariko Kaga ... Yuka
Akira Nakao Akira Nakao ... Osamu
Yasukiyo Umeno Yasukiyo Umeno
Michio Hino Michio Hino
Ken Hatano Ken Hatano
Frank Smith Frank Smith
Harold Conway Harold Conway ... Minister
Hyôe Enoki Hyôe Enoki
Mikiko Sakai Mikiko Sakai
Gô Kuroda Gô Kuroda
Masaaki Yamamoto Masaaki Yamamoto
Hayato Tani Hayato Tani
Takeshi Yoshida Takeshi Yoshida
Reiko Tanikawa Reiko Tanikawa
Kasumi Motegi Kasumi Motegi
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Yuka is a "good-time girl" from Yokohama who is persuaded by her papa to sleep with a foreign business executive so that he can close an important deal.

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

4 March 1964 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Only on Mondays See more »

Filming Locations:

Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan See more »

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Production Co:

Nikkatsu See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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A fun New Wave oddity
15 April 2017 | by mevmijaumauSee all my reviews

Ko Nakahira's Yuka on Mondays (alternatively Only on Mondays) is one of those films best described as time capsules. What this is is an interesting little peek into 1960s Yokohama, the mood of the time, the people of the time.

Mariko Kaga is cute as the main character, a ditsy prostitute in a rocky relationship with her pimp, lovers and family. The language mix is cute. The dance sequences are cute. The magic act scene is cute. Really, it's surprising how endearing this film is for essentially being a downer of a story, a feminist tragedy whose final 15 or so minutes were kinda unsettling. The film is very slow-paced at times, but somehow this approach works just fine here, mixed with cool music, certain New Wave tricks and techniques and a mildly comical atmosphere.

Quite interesting, worth checking out!


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