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  • Director

    Kei Kumai

  • With

    Kinuyo Tanaka, Komaki Kurihara, Yoko Takahashi

  • Japan 1974. 120min

  • 35mm

  • English subtitles

A young female journalist researching ‘karayuki-san’ – impoverished Japanese girls and women sent abroad to work as prostitutes – interviews survivor Osaki (Tanaka), now an old woman. Recalling her story in flashback, Osaki reveals the painful reality of forgotten women in Japan’s history. Tanaka’s stunning performance won her the Best Actress award at the Berlin Film Festival and the film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

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