The Oldest Profession
TANAKA Noboru 田中 登
Maruhi: shikijō mesu ichiba

©1974 The oldest profession
Colour / Black & White

A compelling character study with style to spare and a streak of dark humour. A strong-willed sex worker tries to survive her job and her dysfunctional family in 1970s Osaka. A naïve young girl new to the scene believes she will still make it out of this bleak world. A harrowing roman porno classic with inventive camerawork and mood-specific colour changes. Newly restored, the film is also known as Confidential Report: Sex Market or Secret Chronicle: She Beast Market.

Een meeslepende, stijlvolle karakterstudie met zwarte humor. Een koppige sekswerker worstelt met haar baan en haar gestoorde familie in Osaka in de jaren 70. Een naïef jong meisje dat pas net begonnen is, heeft nog alle hoop dat ze deze harde wereld snel weer achter zich kan laten. Een aangrijpende Roman Porno-klassieker met inventief camerawerk en sfeerbepalende kleurveranderingen. Nieuw gerestaureerd, ook bekend als Confidential Report: Sex Market of Secret Chronicle: She Beast Market.

TANAKA Noboru 田中 登 (1937-2006) studied French literature at Meiji University in Tokyo. He worked as a production assistant on Yojimbo before joining Nikkatsu where he worked under SUZUKI Seijun and IMAMURA Shohei. TANAKA directed many Roman porno films with a great deal of artistic freedom as long as the films contained at least four nude or sex scenes per hour. His films became known for their imaginative, sometimes surreal use of colour and poetic imagery within the setting of a harsh, brutal world.

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