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  • The Life of Oharu

    Directed by Kenji Mizoguchi • 1952 • Japan

    Life's unfairness to women, and the sad lot of a prostitute (Kinuyo Tanaka) in medieval Japan seldom looked more seductively lyrical or compelling as in Kenji Mizoguchi's The Life of Oharu. Based on a 17th century play, the movie also carried added reso...

  • Lola Montès

    Directed by Max Ophuls • 1955 • France, West Germany

    LOLA MONTÈS is a visually ravishing, narratively daring dramatization of the life of the notorious courtesan and showgirl, played by Martine Carol. With his customary cinematographic flourish and, for the first time, vibrant color, Max Ophul...

  • Street of Shame

    Directed by Kenji Mizoguchi • 1956 • Japan

    For his final film, Mizoguchi brought a lifetime of experience to bear on the heartbreaking tale of a brothel full of women whose dreams are constantly being shattered by the socioeconomic realities surrounding them. Set in Tokyo's Red Light District (t...