History of Postwar Japan as Told by a Bar Hostess
|History of Postwar Japan as Told by a Bar Hostess|
|Directed by||Shohei Imamura|
|Produced by||Masanori Yamanoi|
|Written by||Shohei Imamura|
|Distributed by||Nihon Eiga Shinsha|
After the poor box-office performance of his ambitious 1968 film, The Profound Desire of the Gods, Imamura decided to undertake a more modestly budgeted film. This was Imamura's second foray into the documentary format, after 1967's A Man Vanishes. Characteristically, Imamura seeks to investigate an alternative interpretation of recent Japanese history through the eyes of a person living in the lower strata of that society.
Beginning with this film, Imamura was to spend the next decade working in the documentary format. He returned to purely fictional narrative with Vengeance is Mine (1979).
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- History of Postwar Japan as Told by a Bar Hostess at AllMovie
- "NIPPON SENGOSHI -MADAMU ONBORO NO SEIKATSU". The Complete Index to World Film. Retrieved 2007-11-28.
- "にっぽん戦後史 マダムおんぼろの生活 (Nippon Sengoshi: Madamu onboro no Seikatsu)" (in Japanese). Japanese Movie Database. Retrieved 2007-11-28.
- Sharp, Jasper. History of Postwar Japan as Told by a Bar Hostess (film review) at midnighteye.com
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