Kenji Mizoguchi's Fallen Women

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Yoru no Onnatachi (Women of the Night) was one of three Kenji Mizoguchi films entered into competition at the 1957 Venice Film Festival. Like the other two Mizoguchi efforts (Uwasa no Onna, Mushashino Ujin), the film was several years old; in this case, it was completed in 1948. Like many of the director's best films, Yoru no Onnatachi is a pro-feminist tract, set principally in a Japanese "bagnio," or legalized brothel. The story centers around two sisters who are forced into prostitution to survive. The film's ...
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Overview

Yoru no Onnatachi (Women of the Night) was one of three Kenji Mizoguchi films entered into competition at the 1957 Venice Film Festival. Like the other two Mizoguchi efforts (Uwasa no Onna, Mushashino Ujin), the film was several years old; in this case, it was completed in 1948. Like many of the director's best films, Yoru no Onnatachi is a pro-feminist tract, set principally in a Japanese "bagnio," or legalized brothel. The story centers around two sisters who are forced into prostitution to survive. The film's climax takes place in a "kangaroo court" presided over by whores, wherein the two women are accused of being traitors to their class.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/21/2008
  • UPC: 715515033527
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  • Source: Criterion
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Subtitled / B&W
  • Time: 4:59:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 20,627

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Kenji Mizoguchi's Fallen Women: Osaka Elegy
1. "How I Wish I Could Be Young Again" [8:12]
2. Dinner Invitation [7:03]
3. Father's Debt [5:31]
4. Ayako Goes Missing [3:46]
5. Money Problems [4:32]
6. A Close Call [5:50]
7. Like a Married Couple [3:30]
8. Disgraceful [5:02]
9. Brother's Tuition [4:06]
10. Using Fujino [2:23]
11. The Truth [9:50]
12. Arrested [4:47]
13. "I'm Just a Stray Dog" [7:29]
Disc #2 -- Kenji Mizoguchi's Fallen Women: Sisters of the Gion
1. Auctioned Off [4:51]
2. Obligation? [5:08]
3. A Nice Kimono [8:01]
4. Drunk [5:33]
5. A New Patron? [4:43]
6. Kicked Out [5:11]
7. Lies [2:15]
8. Kimura's Plea [10:18]
9. The Answer [5:33]
10. Revelations [8:09]
11. Geisha [10:14]
Disc #3 -- Kenji Mizoguchi's Fallen Women: Women of the Night
1. A Proposition [4:54]
2. Last Hope [7:05]
3. Sisters Reunited [5:56]
4. The Boss [8:18]
5. Broken [3:24]
6. Just Another Runaway [4:49]
7. "It's Our Turn Now" [2:18]
8. Looking for Fusako [2:02]
9. One Woman's Revenge [4:02]
10. Pregnant [3:07]
11. "She Flew the Coop" [4:11]
12. Kuriyama Goes Down [3:49]
13. Desperation [3:38]
14. Become New Women [6:41]
15. Saving Kumiko [9:38]
Disc #4 -- Kenji Mizoguchi's Fallen Women: Street of Shame
1. Dreamland [10:32]
2. New Arrival [3:27]
3. Yumeko's Son [3:58]
4. Hard Times for Hanae [6:04]
5. Antiprostitution Bill [4:40]
6. "I Wonder How Long It'll Last?" [8:39]
7. Yumeko Pays a Visit [5:44]
8. Coward [2:17]
9. Debts [5:49]
10. Yorie Returns [5:17]
11. Bad News [6:27]
12. Shuichi [6:15]
13. Trouble at Dreamland [7:10]
14. Like Social Workers [4:04]
15. "Trick or Be Tricked" [5:17]
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