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(1958) dir Teruo Ishii w/ Yoko Mihara, Ken Utsui, Akemi Tsukushi, Teruo Hata [75 min; Digital]
Another world of illicit pleasures lies beneath the glittering neon surface of Tokyo. Ken Utsui stars as an undercover cop investigating a call-girl ring operating out of a Ginza nightclub, where he is surprised to discover the boss's moll is his long lost love. Ishii filmed his twisty story of evasions and betrayals, set in Japan's sex industry, in a semi-documentary style with an unblinking recognition of its sordidness, together with a winking acknowledgment of its pleasures.
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