Shunpu den (Story of a Prostitute)
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Shunpu den (Story of a Prostitute)
Seijun Suzuki directed this hard-hitting account of a woman who volunteers to serve as a "comfort woman" (prostitute to the Japanese army) at the Manchurian front in 1937. Harumi (Yukimo Nogawa) is desperate to get out of Japan to escape the memory of a doomed romance. She offers to serve the Army in Manchuria, where the sadistic Lieutenant Narita (Isao Tamagawa) uses her violently and wants her as his private servant. However, Harumi has become infatuated with Mikami (Tamio Kawachi), Narita's subordinate, and they embark on an affair that would mean certain punishment for both… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Give me a Suzuki yakuza film anytime."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Those solely familiar with the director's brand of yakuza cartooning will be taken back by the midway shift from carnal to spiritual."
‑ Fernando F. Croce, Slant Magazine
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