Tag Archives: Mikijirô Hira

Noboru Nakamura – Yoru no henrin AKA Shape of the Night (1964)

A young woman working in a bar is pushed into prostitution by her violent yakuza boyfriend Read More »

Haruhiko Mimura – Amagi goe AKA Amagi Pass (1983)

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Based on novel by MATSUMOTO Seicho
The year is 1926. Unhappy with his drunken father and the constant bickering, 15-year-old Takichi runs away from home to Mt. Amagi. During his lonely escapade, he meets interesting characters, including a beautiful prostitute named Hana. They stumble upon a drifter who is later found dead. Hana is implicated in the murder, but she is released for the lack of evidence. Thirty years later, they’ve gone on with their separate lives. Takichi hears of Hana’s whereabouts from a retired police investigator. He embarks on yet another journey to find her… Read More »

Akio Jissôji – Utamaro: Yume to shiriseba AKA Utamaro’s world (1977)

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Utamaro was an artist who lived in Edo (which was later to become modern-day Tokyo) in the late 18th century. This film, which has a complex and wide-ranging storyline, recreates the world of that time, as it appeared in Utamaro’s paintings. In one the many scenes captured by the story, Utamaro watches the goings-on in a brothel while hidden in its attic. Read More »