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Ratings & Reviews

  1. John Baldwin's rating of the film Yoshiwara: The Pleasure Quarter

    "Black tragedy," anyone? Black tragedy is black comedy, but with the hero respected, rather than derided or scorned, by the audience. A story about a kind man who falls head over heels for the worst possible woman for him, this is brilliantly crafted but relentlessly painful viewing. Chiezo Kataoka is brilliant and moving as the hero, and Yoshie Mizutani is terrifyingly blank as the anti-heroine.

  2. Gylfi's rating of the film Yoshiwara: The Pleasure Quarter

    Talk about a week of wonders. My first Naruse (When a Woman Ascends the Stairs), Shimizu (Mr. Thank You) and now Uchida. It is an incredibly satisfying feeling to know that you have such a lot of wonderful films to discover this summer !

  3. joey Noodles's rating of the film Yoshiwara: The Pleasure Quarter

    Unfortunately I missed this during the cup, but I really enjoyed it. Not as good as 'A Bloody Spear at Mount Fuji' but the colour palette was lovely and had a great lead performance. 4/5