Tatsumi Kumashiro

Tatsumi Kumashiro – Kagi aka The Key (1974)

Synopsis
An elderly college professor wants to bring the joys of sex to his wife. He bribes his son in law to shag ger because it makes him jealous and he can perform better. He keeps a journal of his fantasies in a locked cupboard, hence the title, and hopes that his wife will find the key and read it. Read More »

Tatsumi Kumashiro – Kushi no hi AKA Love in a Small Room (1975)

Hirobe is a lonely man. After witnessing her girlfriend die with a terminal illness, he wanders through the city like a shadow. One day, he meets Masako and they begin an affair. Masako is in an unhappy marriage with Yazawa, who is also cheating on her with a younger lover. The tension builds up to an unforgiving, yet quiet climax… Read More »

Tatsumi Kumashiro – Onna jigoku: mori wa nureta aka Woods are wet (1973)

– Sachiko has just committed a crime. She is helped by a couple to whom she grants her confidence. Quickly this couple blackmails her and threatens to deliver her to the police. Sachiko has no other choice but to obey them. – Read More »

Tatsumi Kumashiro – Misuta, Misesu, Misu Ronri AKA Mister, Misses, Miss Lonely [+Extra] (1980)

Two men and a woman plan to steal 1,5 Billion Yen…(guernica) Read More »

Tatsumi Kumashiro – Akasen tamanoi: Nukeraremasu AKA Street of Joy (1974)

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It’s the evening before the day all brothels must be shut-down, according to the new law, in 1958. At the Kofukuya’s (literally, the house that sells happiness), five prostitutes decide to celebrate the day. Erotism, drama, and comedy mix as each hour, and a different event passes, in which all the women’s stories come to the surface. (IMDb)

With humor and tenderness, this film explores the lives of four Japanese prostitutes in the time just before that lifestyle was outlawed in 1958. All four take some pride in their work, though one of them responds to aging with a suicide gesture. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi Read More »