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The Woman With Red Hair

1979 1h 13m Comedy Drama List
Reviews 53% Audience Score 500+ Ratings
Kozo and his colleague rape their boss's daughter and have sex with an unnamed woman. Read More Read Less

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Panos Kotzathanasis Asian Movie Pulse Kumashiro creates a rather interesting portrait that uses the love triangle to make comments about male friendship, the role of women in society, lust, and even the lives of poor construction workers Apr 11, 2021 Full Review Cole Smithey [VIDEO] Kumashiro's 21st film, "The Woman with Red Hair" is a study in social commentary disguised as porn. Rated: A- Sep 27, 2011 Full Review Donald J. Levit ReelTalk Movie Reviews Neither amoral nihilistic nor misogynistic, 'WRH' is less degrading and banal in philosophy than 'Last Tango in Paris.' Sep 23, 2011 Full Review Brandon Judell CultureCatch The moral of the film seems to be: To win the affections of a female, just slap her around, rape her, and if that doesn't work, lend her out to your pals. Ah, doesn't it make you just yearn for the Seventies? Sep 19, 2011 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member I can't seem to find a storyline in this mess. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/15/23 Full Review Audience Member Roman Porno by Kumashiro, (Street of Joy, Woods Are Wet) starring Junko Miyashita, (A Woman Called Sada Abe, Gate of Flesh, Watcher in the Attic) and Renji Ishibashi, (Whispering of the Gods, Audition) - two actors who went on to great success in many genres. This focuses on their mutually debasing relationship and a minor parallel one. Like Street of Joy, it contains several small vignettes which largely center on the genre-mandatory sex. But as usual, the fulfillment of the technically required coupling leaves the director free to make of the film whatever is most interesting. Some viewers may not like the despair and nihilism onscreen, if seeking Orientalist exploitation - or just something more explicit. Those unfamiliar should not expect much in the way of graphic nudity, rather this emphasizes creative ways of avoiding much beyond toplessness. It is, however, incredibly smutty by intent. Male-female relations are depicted as bleakly as possible, with a darkly satiric bent which effectively subverts any possible audience expectation of voyeurism or escapist thrills. It's no Ai no corrida/In the Realm of the Senses, but like it and the Sada Abe story, it takes the core dynamic to a lesser extreme. Despite budgetary limitations, there are many beautifully composed shots of absurdly inept and uncooperative fornication. A slippery slide on a sudsy inflatable mattress, awkward mounting of an unwilling male, etc. If you're in the mood for a brief but grimly amusing look at some intimately observed relationships that are definitely problematic, this may be right for you. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Audience Member Yes, "pinku" (roman porno) Japanese cinema has in this film one of its highlights. It's great to see the strong and impressive association between the softy and fine female star and the primary working class macho. This is a real 70's movie, impossible to make today, as it would be considered politically wrong. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/02/23 Full Review Audience Member Une belle actrice, une belle lumiere, et beaucoup de fantasmes et tabous made in Japan ne suffisent pas a faire un grand film! Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/10/23 Full Review Audience Member Bof moyen...on ne comprend pas trop ou ca s'en va, les personnages sont des caricatures sans profondeur et les scenes torrides plutot grotesques. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Kozo and his colleague rape their boss's daughter and have sex with an unnamed woman.
Tatsumi Kumashiro
Akira Miura
Haruhiko Arai
Comedy, Drama
Original Language
1h 13m