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The Insect Woman 1963

  • Shôhei Imamura
  • June 29, 1964
  • 123 mins
  • Japanese
  • Drama
She lives by instinct with no sense of right or wrong.
A woman, Tome, is born to a lower class family in Japan in 1918. The title refers to an insect, repeating its mistakes, as in an infinite circle. Imamura, with this metaphor, introduces the life of Tome, who keeps trying to change her poor life.


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