Maverick Japanese director Seijun Suzuki has built a sizeable reputation outside of his native country, and yet he is still nowhere near famous enough.A genuinely great film artist on a level with the most reputed names of world cinema, Suzuki’s was, for better and worse, famously defined by his struggle against being pigeonholed as a director of gangland melodramas. Mieszka w Tiencin, chińskim mieście okupowanym przez Japończyków.Kiedy mężczyzna, którego kocha, żeni się z inną kobietą, decyduje się zostać jūgun-ianfu - przyfrontową "pocieszycielką".
When the officer discovers the affair, he sends his attendant to the frontline.
Shunpu den: As a World War II "comfort woman," Harumi (Yumiko Nogawa) must sexually service hundreds of lonely soldiers, whether she likes them or not.
But when she turns to a good-hearted army attendant (Tamio Kawachi) to thwart the attentions of his cruel commanding officer (Isao Tamagawa), she ends up falling in love -- and putting her paramour at odds with his duties.
A product of the time when he was still part of Nikkatsu and yet also clearly a renegade, is both a lacerating study of historical military and sexual insanity, and a monument to Suzuki’s own outsider bravado as a filmmaker and an relentless, ferocious commentator on his society.
Breaking momentarily free from his allotted role at the studio, Suzuki inverts the usual focus of the genre films he made, with the stoic, loner action heroes he was already aggressively disassembling, to look at a determined, unruly, but ultimately self-destructive heroine and make a sustained assault on the evils of Japan’s recent past.