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Strange Story Of Oyuki

6.0
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Original title
Bokuto kidan (Strange Story Of Oyuki)
Year
Running time
116 min.
Country
Japan Japan
Director
Screenwriter
Kaneto Shindô (Novel: Kafu Nagai)
Music
Hikaru Hayashi
Cinematography
Yoshiyuke Miyake
Cast
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Producer
Kindai Eiga Kyokai
Genre
Drama. Romance | Prostitution. Erotic. Biography
Synopsis / Plot
Noted filmmaker Kaneto Shindo directs this erotic drama adapted from the autobiographical book by renowned writer Nagai Kafu. Kafu, a noted rake and whoremonger, became one of Japan's more celebrated literary figures by documenting fleeting pleasures and subtle human interactions as he frequented Ginza cafes and Yoshiwara brothels. For this film, Shindo captures the essence of Kafu's work with an episodic structure detailing Kafu's search for his feminine ideal. One day, Kafu (played by Masahiko Tsugawa), while walking along the rain-slicked streets of Tokyo's red light district, happens upon Oyuki (Yuki Sumita), a geisha with a heart of gold. Strikingly beautiful, patrons flock to her in the house she shares with her madame (played by film legend Haruko Sugimura).

Kafu too becomes beguiled by Oyuki's beauty, but as years pass and their relationship deepens, he realizes that indeed she is the woman he has been looking for.
Awards
1992: Academia of Cinema Japonesa: 2 Awards. 5 Nominations, including Best Screenplay
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