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Street of Shame

Street of Shame

Street of Shame

1956 / 85min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: KENJI MIZOGUCHI

CAST: MACHIKO KYô, AYAKO WAKAO, MICHIYO KOGURE

Though best known for his period works, Mizoguchi’s final film was almost brutally contemporary, set in a cathouse in Tokyo’s redlight district shortly before the Japanese National Diet outlawed prostitution in Japan. We are privileged to see not only business as usual at the aptly-named Dreamland, but the inner yearnings of the women, who hope against hope for a better tomorrow.

Street of Shame is screening as part of the series: Welcome to Metrograph: A to Z