Story of a Prostitute 1965
Sejuin Suzuki's 1965 film “Story of a Prostitute”, based on a story by novelist Taijiro Tamura, is a love triangle. Harumi (Yumiko Nogawa), a Japanese woman volunteering as a “comfort woman” for the Imperial Army becomes the favorite of Narita (Isao Tamagawa), the drunken and abusive adjutant in charge of a garrison in far flung Manchuria, but Harumi has her heart set on another. Mikami (Tamio Kawaji) is Narita’s subservient orderly, a man set apart from the brutality around him, a man who Harumi falls desperately in love with. Their story unfolds in windswept deserts on the edge of the Japanese Empire during the Japan-Chinese War of 1937.

DVD9 | NTSC 16:9 | 01:36:13 | 7.36 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: English

Director: Seijun Suzuki
Cast: Tamio Kawaji, Yumiko Nogawa, Isao Tamagawa
Country: Japan
Genre: Drama, Romance, War

• Video interviews with director Seijun Suzuki, production designer Takeo Kimura, and film critic Tadao Sato (27:09)
• Original theatrical trailer (4:18)

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