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    Insect Woman, The (1963) -- (Movie Clip) Winter, 1918

    The altogether weird opening of the controversial early feature by director Shohei Imamura, establishing (along with the bug) the heroine's mother En (Sumie Sasaki), the confused dad Chuji (Kazuo Kitamura) the midwife (Tanie Kitabayashi), and the date, in The Insect Woman, 1963.

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