A Woman with Red Hair
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A Woman with Red Hair
Though this film is unlikely to find a wide audience in America, Akai Kami No Onna was ranked fourth in prestigious film journal Kinema Jumpo's annual ten best list in 1979, and Junko Miyashita, an icon of Japan's popular softcore films, garnered a best actress award. Director Tatsumi Kumashiro gives us an intimate portrait of the film's central character set against a working-class background. Miyashita plays a hitchhiker picked up by a truck driver (Renji Ishibashi) who takes her back to his rundown hovel. Claiming that she is running away from her husband, she moves in with the… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"[VIDEO] Kumashiro's 21st film, "The Woman with Red Hair" is a study in social commentary disguised as porn."
‑ Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com
"Neither amoral nihilistic nor misogynistic, 'WRH' is less degrading and banal in philosophy than 'Last Tango in Paris.'"
‑ Donald J. Levit, ReelTalk Movie Reviews
"The moral of the film seems to be: To win the affections of a female, just slap her around, rape her, and if that doesn't work, lend her out to your pals. Ah, doesn't it make you just yearn for the Seventies?"
‑ Brandon Judell, CultureCatch
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