Shunpu den (Story of a Prostitute)
Shunpu den (Story of a Prostitute) (1965)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 28, 1965
DVD Release Date: July 26, 2005
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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Give me a Suzuki yakuza film anytime.

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Fernando F. Croce
Slant Magazine

Those solely familiar with the director's brand of yakuza cartooning will be taken back by the midway shift from carnal to spiritual.

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danny d
as a war film it is extremely effective and entertaining. as a love story it falls short. as a blend of the two it is a good film that could have been better… More
Luke Baldock
A grim look at love from Seijun Suzuki. Suzuki is often placed under such classical driectors as Mizoguchi, Naruse, Kurosawa and Ozu. It's no surprise… More