#227: Street of Shame

3zdr6iknxqma5qmqhvalq9vlsnt#227 – Street of Shame, (赤線地帯), 1956, Kenji Mizoguchi
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The personal tales of various sex workers who occupy a Japanese brothel.

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#368: The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum

m43ebvmybinc2rtcmuaag4iwszs#368 – The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum, (残菊物語), 1939, Kenji Mizoguchi
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In late 19th century Tokyo, Kikunosuke Onoue, the adopted son of a legendary actor, himself an actor specializing in female roles, discovers that he is only praised for his acting due to his status as his father’s heir. Devastated by this, he turns to Otoku, a servant of his family, for comfort, and they fall in love. Kikunosuke becomes determined to leave home and develop as an actor on his own merits, and Otoku faithfully follows him.