The Insect Woman (1963)
overview : 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.
Release Date : Nov 16, 1963
Runtime : 2h 3m
Genre : Drama
Companies : Nikkatsu Corporation
Countries : Japan
Keywords : buddhism, japan, prostitute, adultery, confession, parent child relationship, brothel, commune, pregnancy, greed, cynicism, independent film, family relationships, poverty, prostitution, lust, freeze frame, incest, starvation, prostitution ring, 1920s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1910s, 1930s, serf, spanning generations, breastfeeding, abusive stepfather, false virginity