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THE INSECT WOMAN

Nippon konchuki

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Directed by Shôhei Imamura
Japan, 1963
Drama

Synopsis

Born in a rural farming village in 1918, Tome grows up to survive decades of Japanese social upheaval, as well as abuse and servitude at the hands of various men. Yet Shohei Imamura refuses to make a victim of Tome, instead observing her as a fascinating, pragmatic creature of 20th century Japan.

Synopsis

Born in a rural farming village in 1918, Tome grows up to survive decades of Japanese social upheaval, as well as abuse and servitude at the hands of various men. Yet Shohei Imamura refuses to make a victim of Tome, instead observing her as a fascinating, pragmatic creature of 20th century Japan.

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Awards & Festivals

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Berlin International Film Festival
1964 | Winner: Best Actress (Silver Berlin Bear)
Kinema Junpo Awards
1964 | 4 wins including: Best Film

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