Dobu (1954) AKA Ditch

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Postwar Tokyo. Pin and Toku live in the squatter area of Kappanuma, also known as “The Ditch”. Pin and Toku are avid gamblers. They take in Tsuru, a slightly demented woman who has run away from a geisha house. In order to rip Tsuru off, Pin lies that he’s a student who can’t afford his school fees. Tsuru willingly whores herself to support Pin. Eventually the neighbours start to exploit Tsuru as well.

Director: Kaneto Shindô.
Stars: Nobuko Otowa, Taiji Tonoyama, Jûkichi Uno. 
AKA Ditch

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2 Comments

  1. Michael
    June 13, 2018
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    since ‘Kureneko’ and ‘Onibaba’, I have become a devoted Kaneto Shindô fan. ‘Dobu’ is a must see

  2. August 19, 2019
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    what is the title of the song she sings on the way home from working? They say its the “Work Song” but I cant find any references to it online, but I know I have heard it before. I just dont know where and its driving me mad

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