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The Pornographers

Shohei Imamura's 1966 film is unusual among his work for its focus on a male character: a man who supplements his income by making 8-millimeter porno shorts becomes so disgusted by his business that he takes refuge in another kind of erotic image—a department store dummy dressed as the woman he loved and lost. Reportedly, Imamura proposed the subject as a joke, but was eventually assigned to direct it himself. With Shoichi Ozawa, Sumiko Sakamoto, and Keiko Sagawa. In Japanese with subtitles. 127 min.

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