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14 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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Directed by Shôhei Imamura

Awards & Festivals

Festival de Cannes

1987 | Competition

Awards of the Japanese Academy

1988 | 2 nominations including: Best Actor

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