Cruel Map of Women's Bodies

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Cruel Map of Women's Bodies
Cruel Map of Women's Bodies.jpg
Theatrical poster for Cruel Map of Women's Bodies (1967)
Directed by Masanao Sakao[1]
Starring Naomi Tani
Production
company
Distributed by Ōkura Eiga
Release date
October 28, 1967
Running time
71 minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese

Cruel Map of Women's Bodies (女体残虐図 Nyotai Zangyakuzu?)[2] aka Female Bodies in a Brutal Scenario[3] is a 1967 Japanese pink film directed by Masanao Sakao. It is significant for being future "S&M Queen" Naomi Tani's first starring role in a film dealing primarily with S&M.

Synopsis[edit]

Yōko is a young woman who is forced into prostitution by a yakuza gang. She repeatedly escapes from the gang, and is repeatedly captured, and repeatedly tortured at length.[4][5][6]

Cast[edit]

  • Naomi Tani as Yōko[5]
  • Sachiko Inoue
  • Miki Hayashi as Harue
  • Jōji Nagaoka as Asada
  • Akio Shirakawa as Akagawa
  • Sanpei Nawa as Aoki
  • Hiroko Fuji

Background[edit]

Director Masanao Sakao filmed Cruel Map of Women's Bodies for Ōkura Eiga and it was released theatrically in Japan by that studio on October 28, 1967.[2] Sakao made several films about prostitutes throughout his career.[4] In Virgins With Bad Reputations (1967), he directed Naomi Tani again, as a former prostitute trying to escape her past.[7] Sakao found his greatest success at Nihon Cinema studio with Virgins and Pimp (1968).[8]

Actress Naomi Tani, who would become known as the "Queen" of S&M film had her first experience with cinematic S&M theme in director Kin'ya Ogawa's Memoirs Of A Modern Female Doctor (also 1967). However, Cruel Map of Women's Bodies was her first film which fully explored S&M as its central theme.[4]

Bibliography[edit]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Infobox data from 女体残虐図 (in Japanese). Japanese Movie Database. Retrieved 2010-04-11. 
  2. ^ a b 女体残虐図 (in Japanese). Japanese Cinema Database (Agency for Cultural Affairs). Retrieved 2010-04-11. 
  3. ^ "JOTAI ZANGYAKUZU". Complete Index to World Film. Retrieved 2010-04-11. 
  4. ^ a b c Weisser, Thomas; Yuko Mihara Weisser (1998). Japanese Cinema Encyclopedia: The Sex Films. Miami: Vital Books : Asian Cult Cinema Publications. p. 139. ISBN 1-889288-52-7. 
  5. ^ a b Cowie, Peter (editor) (1977). "Japan". World Filmography 1967. London: Tantivy Press. p. 365. ISBN 0-498-01565-3. 
  6. ^ Fentone, Steve (1998). "A Rip of the Flesh: The Japanese 'Pink Film' Cycle: Cruel Map of Women's Bodies". She; Japanese Sinema. 2 (11): 10. 
  7. ^ Weisser, p. 453.
  8. ^ Weisser, pp. 139, 452.