A Woman with Red Hair (1979)





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Though this film is unlikely to find a wide audience in America, Akai Kami No Onna was ranked fourth in prestigious film journal Kinema Jumpo's annual ten best list in 1979, and Junko Miyashita, an icon of Japan's popular softcore films, garnered a best actress award. Director Tatsumi Kumashiro gives us an intimate portrait of the film's central character set against a working-class background. Miyashita plays a hitchhiker picked up by a truck driver (Renji Ishibashi) who takes her back to his rundown hovel. Claiming that she is running away from her husband, she moves in with the trucker and proceeds to engage in a grueling routine of non-stop sex -- until her violent ex-boyfriend pays an unexpected visit. This film is considered one of the finest movies in the Nikku Roman Porno genre. ~ Jonathan Crow, Rovi
Art House & International , Comedy , Drama
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Junko Miyashita
as Woman with Red Hair
as Kazuko
Kai Ato
as Takao
Noboru Mitani
as Alcoholic Man
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Critic Reviews for A Woman with Red Hair

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[VIDEO] Kumashiro's 21st film, "The Woman with Red Hair" is a study in social commentary disguised as porn.

Full Review… | September 27, 2011

Neither amoral nihilistic nor misogynistic, 'WRH' is less degrading and banal in philosophy than 'Last Tango in Paris.'

Full Review… | September 23, 2011
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The moral of the film seems to be: To win the affections of a female, just slap her around, rape her, and if that doesn't work, lend her out to your pals. Ah, doesn't it make you just yearn for the Seventies?

Full Review… | September 19, 2011

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