Shohei IMAMURA

The Insect Woman
にっぽん昆虫記

Nippon Retro   ² 

The original title NIPPON KONCHUKI can be translated as “The Japanese Chronicles Of An Insect”. The film depicts the life of a woman from her birth in 1918 until the early 1960s, with the background of historical events and intertitles marking the stations. Tome, born out of wedlock, must fight for everything, always seeking an advantage for her and her daughter, sometimes as a labor union member, sometimes as a madam in a brothel. With a Brechtian perspective, IMAMURA takes a dedicated as well as distanced glance at Japanese history.

Fri, 21. August 2020 20:30

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With an introduction by Sebastian Krehl

Original with English subtitles

Sun, 23. August 2020 18:00

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With an introduction by Sebastian Krehl

Original with English subtitles

Drama Classic Erotic

にっぽん昆虫記
Nippon konchuki

Japan 1963

123 minutes

Director
Shohei IMAMURA

Script
Keiji HASEBE

Cinematography
Shinsaku HIMEDA

Production
Nikkatsu

Director's Bio

In cooperation with Japanisches Kulturinstitut (The Japan Foundation) and DFF – Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum

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