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BLUE FILM WOMAN

Japan, 1969 (MIFF 2009, Eros + Massacre)

Director: Kan Mukai

BLUE FILM WOMAN

Blue Film Woman is an astonishing example of full colour and widescreen pinku eiga - a highly stylised hotbed of sex and violence, the two elements often coinciding to uncomfortable effect. Kan Mukai's morality tale sees a family brought to its knees in sexual servitude to repay their financial debts. Revenge comes when their daughter, having turned to prostitution, blackmails the family nemesis with a secretly shot tryst.

D Kan Mukai P Daisuke Asakura S Yutaka So WS Stance Company L Japanese w/English subtitles TD 35mm/1969

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