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The General and His Empire of Joy

Ooku ukiyo-buro

Directed by Ikuo Sekimoto
Japan, 1977
Drama, Erotica


Masaru Shinga stars as Ryuken, a samurai who falls in love with a young virgin named Okoyo (Eiko Matsuda), but she is already marked for addition to the shogun’s harem. Not to be deterred, Ryuken blackmails a pedophilic monk and gets into the palace through a secret passage.

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The General and His Empire of Joy Directed by Ikuo Sekimoto

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