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This erotic and violent story taken from Emily Bronte’s classic novel, and Georges Bataille’s analyzes Read More »
A bored young student falls for the young secretary of his rich friend’s father. Read More »
Shizuo discovers a mysterious letter about his fiancé Yumiko, which prompts him to explore his sexual psychology and memories. Read More »
18 Who Cause a Storm (1963) Yoshishige Yoshida, Tamotsu Hayakawa, Yoshiko Kayama, Taiji Tonoyama, Drama
A shipyard worker gets an offer of free lodging in the company seaside rest house. Upon arriving there, he finds out that he also has to take care of a flock of undisciplined youngsters. Read More »
An assurance company employee threatens suicide after a massive layoff is announced by the management. Read More »
Erosu purasu Gyakusatsu / Eros Plus Massacre (1969) Yoshishige Yoshida, Mariko Okada, Toshiyuki Hosokawa, Yûko Kusunoki, Biography, Drama
In the 1920s, the anarchist revolutionary Sakae Osugi is financially supported by his wife, journalist Itsuko Masaoka. Read More »
Ningen no yakusoku / The human promise (1986) Yoshishige Yoshida, Rentarô Mikuni, Chôichirô Kawarasaki, Orie Satô, Drama
An old woman has died and her widower with dementia confesses to killing her. After this, the story goes back in time to show the events leading up to her death. Read More »
Kaigenrei / Coup D’Etat (1973) Yoshishige Yoshida, Rentarô Mikuni, Yasuo Miyake, Akiko Kurano, Biography, Drama, History
Ikka Kita is a revolutionary, who suffers when he is brought his younger brother’s clothes, still smeared with his blood. Read More »
Rengoku eroica / Heroic Purgatory (1970) Yoshishige Yoshida, Mariko Okada, Kaizo Kamoda, Naho Kimura, Drama, Fantasy
Rikiya Shoda is an engineer working for the Atomic Agency in Japan. One day, his wife Nanako returns home with a lost teenager called Ayu. Read More »
Honô to onna / Flame and Women (1967) Yoshishige Yoshida, Mariko Okada, Isao Kimura, Mayumi Ogawa, Drama
A sterile man arranges for his disapproving wife to receive artificial insemination, after which she starts nourishing a strong desire for the child’s biological father.
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Kokuhakuteki joyûron / Confessions Among Actresses (1971) Yoshishige Yoshida, Mariko Okada, Ruriko Asaoka, Ineko Arima, Drama
In this intricately layered Japanese film, the nature of actresses and what they gain from acting is explored. The lives of three actresses are laid bare, and scenes from their lives are woven in and out of interviews with each of them. Each of them has experienced a traumatic event which contributes to their particular enjoyment of becoming someone else in dramatic roles.
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Juhyô no yoromeki / Affair in the Snow (1968) Yoshishige Yoshida, Mariko Okada, Isao Kimura, Yukio Ninagawa, Drama, Romance
In an isolated mountain resort, a woman gets involved in a love triangle between herself, her volatile lover and her ex-boyfriend, for whom she had platonic feelings.
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The day before Japan announces its defeat in WW2, a very ill Shusaku arrives in Okayama. He meets Shinko, an innkeeper, who inadvertently gives him the will to live as he spies her crying one day. As romance blossoms, the secret death wish he’d brought with him contends with true love for precedence in their relationship. Based on the book by Shinya Fujiwara.
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