The Insect Woman

  • 1964
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

Forty-five years in the hard life of a Japanese woman are chronicled in this film. Not knowing her parents' identity, Hidari lives with her foster father as his mistress until she is 20, when she goes into the world pregnant and unmarried. She works in a factory, then as a housemaid for the mistress of an American GI, and finally as a prostitute and madam....read more

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(Movie Clip) The God Of The Mountain
Pre-WWII Japan and young Tome, illustrating her unusual relationship with her quirky father Chuji (Kazuo Kitamura), then matured (first appearance by (more…)
(Movie Clip) Winter, 1918
The altogether weird opening of the controversial early feature by director Shohei Imamura, establishing (along with the bug) the heroine's mother En (more…)
(Movie Clip) To Die For Our Country
First Tome (Sachiko Hidari), in rural WWII Japan, in a scene visually and socially almost identical to an earlier one in which she was conceived, conf (more…)
(Movie Clip) They Control And Oppress Us
Having leapt to post-WWII and almost-prospering Japan, Tome (Shohei Imamura) still in the factory job, supervised by Matsunami (Hiroyuki Nagato) whom (more…)

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  • Rating: NR
  • Review: Forty-five years in the hard life of a Japanese woman are chronicled in this film. Not knowing her parents' identity, Hidari lives with her foster father as his mistress until she is 20, when she goes into the world pregnant and unmarried. She works in a f… (more)

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