Keiji Hasebe


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Odd Obsession (1959) -- (Movie Clip) It Feels Dark Inside Kenmochi (Ganjiro Nakamura), who thinks no one knows about his regimen of virility treatments, encounters their maid, then his much younger wife Ikuko (Machiko Kyo), then their daughter (Junko Kano), who’s kind of engaged to his doctor, in Kon Ichikawa’s provocative Odd Obsession, 1959.
Odd Obsession (1959) -- (Movie Clip) Jealousy Makes Me Feel Much Younger Only Kenmochi (Ganjiro Nakamura) knows what he’s up to, having gotten his wife (Machiko Kyo) drunk at dinner, exposing her to handsome family friend Kimura (Tatsuya) Nakadai, who’s somewhat involved with his daughter (Junko Kano), all in order to arouse his own passion, in Kon Ichikawa’s Odd Obsession, 1959.
Odd Obsession (1959) -- (Movie Clip) He Is Not A Complete Stranger To Me Director and co-screenwriter Kon Ichikawa’s clever opening, Tatsuya Nakadai as young doctor Kimura, first addressing the camera, then tending to somewhat aged patient Kenmochi (Ganjiro Nakamura), who apparently has virility issues, in Odd Obsession, 1959.
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.
Insect Woman, The (1963) -- (Movie Clip) The God Of The Mountain Pre-WWII Japan and young Tome, illustrating her unusual relationship with her quirky father Chuji (Kazuo Kitamura), then matured (first appearance by Sachiko Hidari in the title role), called home, during the war, to help the family pay the landlord, in Shohei Imamura's The Insect Woman, 1963.
Insect Woman, The (1963) -- (Movie Clip) To Die For Our Country 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.
Insect Woman, The (1963) -- (Movie Clip) They Control And Oppress Us Having leapt to post-WWII and almost-prospering Japan, Tome (Shohei Imamura) still in the factory job, supervised by Matsunami (Hiroyuki Nagato) whom she soon meets in a marsh, more change coming fast in director Shohei Imamura's working-class epic The Insect Woman, 1949.