Violated Paradise


1h 8m 1963

Film Details

Also Known As
Diving Girls of Japan, Scintillating Sin, Sea Nymphs, The Diving Girls' Island
Release Date
Jan 1963
Premiere Information
New York opening: 7 Jun 1963
Distribution Company
Times Film Corp.; Victoria Films
Country
Italy
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel L'isola delle pescatrici by Fosco Maraini (Bari, 1960) and his novel Ore giapponesi (Bari, 1960).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 8m

Synopsis

Tomako, a young woman from the northernmost islands of Japan, leaves her provincial village to travel to Tokyo in the hope of finding love and excitement. On her way, she stops in a coastal village where the women dive for pearls. Tomako falls in love with a handsome fisherman to whom she would like someday to return. Arriving in Tokyo, Tomako is awed by its size and frightened by the crowds and noise. She wants to become a geisha but is repulsed by some of the duties required of her. Finally obtaining a job as a hotel maid, she is more and more upset by the seamy side of Tokyo life--the striptease acts relished by the city men, for instance. Her longing for the simple life is fulfilled when her young fisherman rescues her; they marry and return to the fishing village.

Film Details

Also Known As
Diving Girls of Japan, Scintillating Sin, Sea Nymphs, The Diving Girls' Island
Release Date
Jan 1963
Premiere Information
New York opening: 7 Jun 1963
Distribution Company
Times Film Corp.; Victoria Films
Country
Italy
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel L'isola delle pescatrici by Fosco Maraini (Bari, 1960) and his novel Ore giapponesi (Bari, 1960).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 8m

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Notes

Filmed entirely in Japan. Japanese participation in production is unconfirmed. U. S. prerelease titles: Diving Girls of Japan and The Diving Girls' Island. Alternative titles: Scintillating Sin and Sea Nymphs. The participation of Robert de Leonardis is unconfirmed.