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Cinema

Akasen chitai (Street of Shame)

Venice Classics

Director:
Kenji Mizoguchi
Production:
Daiei
Running Time:
86’
Language:
Japanese
Country:
Japan
Year:
1956
Main Cast:
Machiko Kyô, Ayako Wakao, Michiyo Kogure, Aiko Mimasu, Hiroko Machida
Screenplay:
Masahige Narusawa
Cinematographer:
Kazuo Miyagawa
Editor:
Kanji Suganuma
Production Designer:
Hiroshi Mizutani
Costume Designer:
Tsugio Tôgô
Music:
Toshiro Mayuzumi
Sound:
Mitsuo Hasegawa
Restoration:
Kadokawa Corporation

Synopsis

A portrayal of the life of five prostitutes employed in the brothel located in the restricted district of Yoshiwara, Tokyo. Each has her own reason for her life; Yumeko, a widower dreaming of living with her son. Hanae earns her family’s living, substituting her bedridden husband. Yasumi entered her way to pay the bail of her father who is a corrupted bureaucrat; Yorie’s only dream is to become a happy housewife and Mickey joins the district in allusion to her prodigal father.
The ensemble effectively express the strength and the struggle of each characters.

Producers/Distributors

PRODUCTION 1: Kadokawa Corporation
1-8-19 Fujimi, Chiyoda-ku
102-8078, Tokyo – Japan
Tel. +81 (0)3 68933602
itsukage-m@kadokawa.jp
http://ir.kadokawa.co.jp/global/

PRODUCTION WHEN THE FILM WAS MADE: Daiei

WORLD SALES: Suzuki Asako – Kadokawa Corporation
1-8-19 Fujimi, Chiyoda-ku
102-8078, Tokyo – Japan
Tel. 81(0)3 68933603
ks-info-licensing@kadokawa.jp
http://ir.kadokawa.co.jp/


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