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Gate of Flesh
Directed by Seijun Suzuki • 1964 • Japan
Starring Joe Shishido, Yumiko Nogawa, Satoko Kasai
In the shady black markets and bombed-out hovels of post-World War II Tokyo, a tough band of prostitutes eke out a dog-eat-dog existence, maintaining tenuous friendships and a semblance of order in a world of chaos. But when a renegade ex-soldier stumbles into their midst, lusts and loyalties clash, with tragic results. With GATE OF FLESH, visionary director Seijun Suzuki delivers a whirlwind of social critique and pulp drama, shot through with brilliant colors and raw emotions.