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WOMEN OF THE NIGHT

by Kenji

Prostitutes, geisha, courtesans, sexual entertainers….something of a speciality of Mizoguchi and Japanese cinema

My favourites:

The Life of Oharu
Sun Legend of the End of the Tokugawa Era
Pakeezah
An Inn at Osaka
Pandora’s Box
Street Angel (Borzage)
The Goddess
Jeanne Dielman
Le Plaisir
The Woman of Rumour
Insect Woman
Belle de Jour
Street of Shame
East of Eden
I, Daniel Blake
Klute
Shanghai Express
Straits of Love and Hate
Sandakan No 8
Twenty Thousand Streets under the Sky

(In the great Sansho the Bailiff, prosititution is not a central on-screen feature)

The list below is in year order. Suggestions welcome.