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Gate of Flesh (Nikutai no mon) (1964)

Gate of Flesh
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7.7 IMDB rating

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Jo Shishido

Jo Shishido

Shintaro Ibuki
Kuniko Kawanishi

Kuniko Kawanishi

Isao Tamagawa

Isao Tamagawa

Horidome


Written by
Taijirô Tamura

Taijirô Tamura

novel
Goro Tanada

Goro Tanada



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Gate of Flesh (1964)

2 years, 7 months ago at Jan 17 16:42
"Gate of Flesh" is a portrait of postwar Japanese society, trying to survive among the still smoldering ashes of the devastated buildings. A group of prostitutes in the ruined lives inside one of them. The film focuses primarily on the special relationship between them and their self-imposed but inviolable code of rules.

Its director, Seijun Suzuki, boasts stunning aesthetics, stagg... read more
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Release date: 11 December 1964
UPC: 037429205228
90 Min. (1), Color (1), Based On Novel (1), Drama (1), Foreign Language (1), 1964 (1), Japan (1)
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"1946, Occupation/Post-War Era. In the immediate aftermath of World War 2, a band of prostitutes eek out a meager existence in the burnt out ghettos of war ravaged Tokyo. The bombed out wasteland and wild lawlessness of the city evokes a strong sense of the collapse of civilized society and a reversion to primitive barbarity in the immediate aftermath of the war. "


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"Gate of Flesh playing at the Apollo Theater (223 West 42nd Street, NY) 1964 "


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Gate of Flesh (1964)

“"Gate of Flesh" is a portrait of postwar Japanese society, trying to survive among the still smoldering ashes of the devastated buildings. A group of prostitutes in the ruined lives inside one of them. The film focuses primarily on the special relationship between them and their self-imposed but inviolable code of rules.

Its director, Seijun Suzuki, boasts stunning aesthetics, staggering at times. Never mind that the sets of a ruined Tokyo are displayed in a motley mix of bright colors that exude cardboard, because what seems to be pursued is a forced sense of unreality. The fabulous presentation of the four major players in monochrome frames unreal, deserves special attention as it is a model of avant-garde comics. Their casual clothes are the fashion pop in full swing at the ti” read more

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