Akasen Chitai - Street of Shame

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Five fates of women from Tokyo's brothel district in the 1950s are the focus of Kenji Mizoguchi's last film, who devoted the majority of his works to the historical and social situation of Japanese women. The theme is shaped by socio-critical commitment, human sympathy and unspeculative openness.

Festivals & awards

Filmfestival Venedig Mainichi Film Concours Best Supporting Actress Sadako Sawamura

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Original Title
Akasen Chitai - Street of Shame
Title
Akasen Chitai - Street of Shame
Directed by
Kenji Mizoguchi
Country
Japan
Year
1956
Screenplay
Masashige Narusawam Yoshiko Shibaki (Roman "Susaki no Onna")
Film Editing
Kanji Sugawara
Soundtrack
ToshirĂ´ Mayuzumi
Cinematography
Kazuo Miyagawa
Production Design
Hiroshi Mizutani
Production
Masaichi Nagata
Formats
DVD
Runtime
87 min.
Language
Japanisch/d/f
Cast
Machiko Kyo, Ayako Wakao, Michiyo Kogure, Aiko Mimasu, Kenji Sugawara, Yasuko Kawakami, Eitaro Shindo, Bontaro Miake, Haruo Tanaka, Sadako Sawamura

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