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16 Ratings


Directed by Shôhei Imamura
Japan, 1987


This black comedy is a satire of Japan’s 20th century imperialism. By taking the story of Iheiji Muraoka, who built brothels for the Japanese military, Imamura is able to make comments on Japan and its recent past from an unusual perspective.

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Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival


Awards of the Japanese Academy

1988 | 2 nominations including: Best Actor

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