Yuka is a “good-time girl” from Yokohama who is persuaded by her papa to sleep with a foreign business executive so that he can close an important deal. Nakahira presents a shrewdly observed portrait of a modern, sexually assertive woman.
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Jesus. Japanese women had enough problems in the 60s without throwing catholicism into the mix. The direction is playful and stylish (the dream sequence where Yuka rattles off her confession in close-up is a favourite) and Kaga is absolutely beguiling in the lead. What a bunch of rotten old bastards.