Unique and disturbing, Manji is a controversial and visually stunning film from director Yasuzo Masumura. A story of lesbian passion that erupts into obsession, adultery, deceit, blackmail and (possibly) murder.
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Heartbreaking. This sexually-charged drama looks at a woman's private life & private affairs that lead to downfall. Brilliantly acted and melancholic music score will make you feel attached to the film's story & characters. I didn't know Kyoko Kishida also starred in this rare "pink" film classic. Only the beginning of discovering Masumura's works, so far a great start but pretty sad.
I can't take this film seriously. Something tells me Masumura is having a sly giggle here. It's over melodramatic in a way only Japanese cinema can pull off. The bathroom scene sums this movie up- disturbing but hilarious.