Sandakan Hachibanshokan Bohkyo (Sandakan No. 8) (Brothel No. 8)

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The very long but very worthwhile Sandakan No. 8 is set in mid-20th-century Japan. A crusading female journalist makes the acquaintance of an elderly woman who years earlier had been shipped against her will to Borneo. As a young girl, she had been sold into prostitution by her impoverished family. The friendship between the old woman and the young journalist is the heart of the story, and we use that word in its every sense. Nominated for an Academy Award, Sandakan No. 8 was a winner at the Berlin Film Festival and won many Japanese prizes. Originally released in the US without a rating, the film has since been classified "R". ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Kinuyo Tanaka
as Osaki Yamakawa as an old woman
Komaki Kurihara
as Keiko Mitani
Yoko Takahashi
as Osaki as a young woman

Critic Reviews for Sandakan Hachibanshokan Bohkyo (Sandakan No. 8) (Brothel No. 8)

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  • A soberly inspirational chronicle of suffering and endurance, evoking elemental, heartfelt emotions without going simpleminded or mawkish.

    May 7, 2017 | Full Review…
  • Japan's Oscar-nominated film deals with the position of women in society--past and present

    Feb 26, 2012 | Rating: B | Full Review…
  • Rickety Japanese feminist drama which is too uneven to make any provocative impact.

    Mar 18, 2004 | Rating: 2.5/5

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