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Street of Shame (rewatch)

Posted by martinteller on November 8, 2008

This was still pretty fresh in my memory from a few months ago, but I’m glad I gave it a second viewing, as my opinion of it has improved a bit.  The best of the box set (and the only one that has a print in good shape), it tackles the subject of “fallen women” with more complexity than the others.  I’m still not sure what to make of the music, which is so weird that it’s either an awful mistake or a genius decision.  But the characters are very strong and Mizoguchi handles the multiple plot threads with graceful ease.  I was thinking that I might not keep the set, but this is one I’d definitely watch again.  Rating: 9


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