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The Men of Tohoku

Tohoku no zunmu-tachi

Directed by Kon Ichikawa
Japan, 1957
Drama

Synopsis

Ichikawa’s first film in Scope, a ribald tale of sex and stink set in a remote mountain village. By tribal tradition, only the eldest son of a family can inherit land and have a family. The rest must foreswear sex, wear rags, and remain unshaven and filthy.

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The Men of Tohoku Directed by Kon Ichikawa