Older Brother, Younger sister (1953)

MIKIO NARUSE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   Original title:  Ani Imoto Japan, 1953.  Daiei Tokyo Daini.  Screenplay by Yoko Mizuki, based on the novel by Saisei Muro.  Cinematography by Shigeyoshi Mine.  Produced by Nobuo Miura.  Music by Ichiro Saito.  Production Design by Mikio Naka.  Costume Design by Terutaka Horiguchi.  Film Editing by Toyo Suzuki. Yoshiko Kuga is excellent as a young woman in a remote…

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Story Of A Prostitute (1965)

SEIJUN SUZUKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Shunpu Den Alternate titles:  Comfort Women, Joy Girls Japan, 1965.  Nikkatsu.  Screenplay by Hajime Takaiwa, from a story by Taijiro Tamura.  Cinematography by Kazue Nagatsuka.  Produced by Kaneo Iwai.  Music by Naozumi Yamamoto.  Production Design by Takeo Kimura.  Film Editing by Akira Suzuki.   Seijun Suzuki combines the worst tragedies of war with its most…

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