North American Premiere
Introduction and Q&A with Director Junichi Inoue
The dignified heir to Koji Wakamatsu‘s glorious renegade film works, A Woman and War is a darker-than-hell moral shocker set towards the end of WWII. Nomura (Masatoshi Nagase) is a writer in despair. His companion is a former prostitute (Noriko Eguchi), who works in a bar. Many years ago, her father sold her to a brothel due to the family’s severe financial hardships. The writer and the woman agree to live as husband and wife until the war ends. Meanwhile, Ohira (Jun Murakami) fought for Japan in China, and participated in unconscionable acts against civilians in the name of war. Returning to Japan with only one arm and a broken soul, he begins to prey on innocent women.
Japan. 2013. 98 min. HD CAM, in Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Junichi Inoue. With Noriko Eguchi, Masatoshi Nagase, Jun Murakami, Akira Emoto, Sakiko Takao, Hako Oshima.
18+ This film is unrated, but may only be viewed by persons 18 years of age and older.
$12/$9 Japan Society members, seniors and students
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- July 17, 2013
- 7:30 pm