Tag Archives: Yôko Mihara

Nagisa Ôshima – Shiiku AKA The Catch (1961)

The Catch 飼育 (1961) : Based on a prize-winning novella by Kenzaburo Oe -– Oshima removes the homoeroticism of the source but adds his typical touch of incestuous desire –- The Catch is set during the final days of World War II. A black GI is captured in a remote Japanese farming village, and becomes a pawn in a power struggle between various factions. As the villagers squabble over their “catch,” Oshima explores subjects that would become his hallmarks – Japanese hypocrisy, racism, xenophobia, insularity, scapegoating – with detached ferocity. Read More »

Teruo Ishii – Nyotai sanbashi aka Flesh Pier (1958)

Director Teruo Ishi’s crime action follows the investigative adventures of an undercover cop working with a prostitution ring. It’s done in an unique documentary style Read More »