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Insect Woman, The (1963) -- (Movie Clip) To Die For Our Country

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    First Tome (Sachiko Hidari), in rural WWII Japan, in a scene visually and socially almost identical to an earlier one in which she was conceived, confronted by rival Kane (Emiko Higashi), then visiting her own cynical mother (Sumie Sasaki), in Shohei Imamura's The Insect Woman, 1963.

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