Director: Seijun Suzuki
Runtime: 90 min
Language: Japanese with English subtitles
In the war-ravaged slums of post-war Tokyo, a tough crew of women eke out a living on a knife’s edge. Adhering to a strict set of values, where love is sin and sex is business, anyone who betrays the group is cruelly punished. As army deserter Shintaro Ibuki wanders into their world, tensions erupt and boil over.
The brutal and uncompromising vision of the film is elevated by the intricate production design of art director Takeo Kimura, one of Seijun Suzuki’s regular collaborators. Unable to find suitable locations, Kimura and his team built stunningly realistic studio sets in under 25 days.
For the full Retrospective: Seijun Suzuki programme, please click here.
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