Shunpu den (Story of a Prostitute) Cast, Box Office Collection, Budget, Storyline

Shunpu den (Story of a Prostitute)

Seijun Suzuki directed this hard-hitting account of a woman who volunteers to serve as a “comfort woman” (prostitute to the Japanese army) at the Manchurian front in 1937. Harumi (Yukimo Nogawa) is desperate to get out of Japan to escape the memory of a doomed romance. She offers to serve the Army in Manchuria, where the sadistic Lieutenant Narita (Isao Tamagawa) uses her violently and wants her as his private servant. However, Harumi has become infatuated with Mikami (Tamio Kawachi), Narita’s subordinate, and they embark on an affair that would mean certain punishment for both of them if it were ever to be discovered. Diary Of A Prostitute was based on a novel by Taijiro Tamura, which was previously filmed (in bowdlerized form) in 1950 as Escape At Dawn. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Release date: Feb 28, 1965
Production Company: Criterion Collection
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Genre: Art House & International,Drama

Shunpu den (Story of a Prostitute) Caste and Crew
Director: Seijun Suzuki
writer: Hajime Takaiwa,Taijiro Tamura
Yumiko Nogawa,Tamio Kawaji,Hiroshi Cho,Eimei Esumi,Shigeyoshi Fujioka,Hideaki Esumi,Isao Tamagawa,Kotoe Hatsui,Midori Mori,Shoichi Ozawa