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A Song of the Bottom

Dokkoi! Ningen bushi—Kotobukicho: Jiyu rodosha no machi

Directed by Shinsuke Ogawa
Japan, 1975


The oil shock of the early ‘70s exposed the fragility of the Japanese economy. The depression hit hard the laborers in low-rent workers’ ghettoes. This film is a record of the time spent living with these “free workers."

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A Song of the Bottom Directed by Shinsuke Ogawa

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