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Street of Shame ()

directed by Kenji Mizoguchi
featuring Machiko Kyo, Aiko Mimasu, Michiyo Kogure, Ayako Wakao

Kenji Mizoguchi's final film was on one of his favorite subjects: prostitutes. After a spate of universally lauded period pieces, Mizoguchi returned to the socially conscious dramas that he made famous in the 1930s. Here, as in Osaka Elegy (1936), he offered a scathing critique of society's hypocrisies and exploitative treatment of women, without the sort of transcendence seen in Life of Oharu (1952). This gritty drama of six working girls in one brothel in Tokyo's Yoshiwara red-light district explores how the women came ...

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Street of Shame
2000,

UPC: 037429107034

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