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3.7
39 Ratings

Brothel No. 8

Sandakan hachiban shokan: Bokyo

Directed by Kei Kumai
Japan, 1974
Drama

Synopsis

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.

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Brothel No. 8 Directed by Kei Kumai

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

1975 | 2 wins including: OCIC Award - Recommendation

Academy Awards

1976 | Nominee: Best Foreign Language Film

Kinema Junpo Awards

1975 | 3 wins including: Best Film

Asia-Pacific Film Festival

1973 | Winner: Best Film

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