The Pornographers Movie Review Summary

Actors: Shoichi Ozawa, Sumiko Sakamoto, Keiko Sagawa

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THE PORNOGRAPHERS is a movie cowritten and directed by Shohei Imamura in 1966. This picture is about voyeurism, incest, orgies, and other sexual themes which are treated with a slight irony à la Fellini by an important japanese director.
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Ogata is a director of erotic movies shot in 8mm. He usually shoots two movies a day, avoiding the police and the local mob. He's married to Haru and lives with his wife and the two children she had with her first late husband.

The health of Ogata's wife is deteriorating because of a bad heart condition. Ogata will have to deal successively with his son-in-law's never ending need for money, with his 15 years old stepdaughter's first sexual experiences and with his own impotence.

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1960's-1970's Taboo Sex Story?    -   Yes Kind of sex:    -   really kinky sex! Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   filmmaker/producer

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   producer/director Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Japanese


Asia/Pacific/Middle East    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Japan Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   peddle boat City?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   mental hospital

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   orgies    -   seeing breasts    -   sex under blankets Any profanity?    -   None Is this movie based on a    -   book

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