Nippon konchuki (The Insect Woman) (1963)
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The Insect Woman covers 45 years in the life of long-suffering Japanese woman Tome Matsuki, played brilliantly by Sachiko Hidari. Thrust into the cold world at age 20, the pregnant Tome takes a factory job. She gives this up for the relative comfort of the life of an American GI's mistress. Once her American benefactor heads home, she seeks shelter in a house of prostitution, eventually becoming the Madam. Late in life, she is introduced to the daughter she'd abandoned years earlier, whose life
Nov 16, 1963 Wide
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an intriguing, albeit rough-edged, portrait of the struggles of womanhood in modern Japan
Reflects on many significant social concerns including the exploitation of women, how cruel people can be and the effects of westernization on Japan.
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