Manji (1964)

Based on a novel by Junichiro Tanizaki, this tongue-in-cheek melodrama by Japanese director Yasuzo Masumura tells the story of Sonoko (Kyoko Kishida), a housewife who becomes obsessed with another woman. Told in a series of flashbacks as… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: July 25, 1964
DVD Release Date: September 17, 2003
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Anton Bitel

Masumura's marriage of convenience between the demure and the shocking is a classic of modernist cinema.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It resembles a sexploitation film but with subliminal religious undertones.

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