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The Japanese master Shohei Imamura is famous for the controversial subject matter and raw energy of his films. Imamura's Japan is a sensual and often cruel universe untouched by the tea ceremony, Zen, or conventional gentility.

Added by rybesh on May 28, 2007



Zegen: is an amusing satire on Japan's rather aggressive attempts at empire building during the early decades of the 20th century, suggesting why they ultimately failed so disastrously. Based on the autobiography of Iheiji Muraoka, a fervent patriot who set up a string of brothels stretching across South East Asia in anticipation of servicing the emperor's invading forces, it builds upon a number of the director's key themes as well as showcasing his keen eye for the ridiculous and the grotesque.

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