Sandakan hachibanshokan bohkyo (1974) AKA Sandakan No. 8 / Brothel No. 8

Set in mid-20th-century Japan, a crusading female journalist makes the acquaintance of an elderly woman who years earlier had been shipped against her will to Borneo. As a young girl, she had been sold into prostitution by her impoverished family.

Director: Kei Kumai.
Stars: Komaki Kurihara, Yôko Takahashi, Kinuyo Tanaka, Takiko Mizunoe, Eiko Mizuhara, Yoko Todo, Yukiko Yanagawa, Yoko Nakagawa, Masayo Umezawa, Ken Tanaka, Eitarô Ozawa, Tomoko Jinbo, Hideo Sunazuka, Mitsuo Hamada, Kaneko Iwasaki.

1975 Berlin International Film Festival – Nominated for the Golden Bear.
1976 Academy Awards – Nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.

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サンダカン八番娼館 望郷 / AKA Sandakan 8 / Brothel No. 8 

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3 Comments

  1. Steves
    June 29, 2019
    Reply

    Nice!

  2. JW
    June 29, 2019
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    Terrific film! Kudos, Jon!

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