Female (2005 film)

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Female Japanese Poster.jpg
Original Japanese poster.
Directed byRyuichi Hiroki
Suzuki Matsuo
Shinya Tsukamoto
Tetsuo Shinohara
Miwa Nishikawa
Produced byMunehiro Umemura
Written byvarious
StarringKyōko Hasegawa
Hiroyuki Ikeuchi
Saki Takaoka
Nene Otsuka
Chihiro Otsuka
Eri Ishida
Release date
  • 2005 (2005)
Running time
118 minutes

Female (フィーメイル, Fīmeiru) is a 2005 Japanese release consisting of five short films by different directors, each based on a short story by a popular Japanese woman writer and focusing on the nature of women's sexuality.[1]


The five sections are as follows:[2]

Momo (Peaches)[edit]

Based on a story by Kaoruko Himeno, directed by Tetsuo Shinohara and starring Kyōko Hasegawa, Hiroyuki Ikeuchi and Eri Nomura.

Taiyo no Mieru Basho Made (Drive Until you See the Sun)[edit]

Based on a story by Yuzuki Muroi, directed by Ryuichi Hiroki and starring Chihiro Otsuka, Mitsuko Ishii and Hairi Katagiri.

Yoru no Shita (Licking Nights)[edit]

Based on a story by Kei Yuikawa, directed by Suzuki Matsuo and starring Saki Takaoka.

Megami no Kakato (Heels of the Muse)[edit]

Based on a story by Asa Nonami, directed by Miwa Nishikawa and starring Nene Otsuka and Naoyuki Morita.

Tamamushi (Jewel Beetle)[edit]

Based on a story by Mariko Koike, directed by Shinya Tsukamoto and starring Eri Ishida, Ryō Kase and Kaoru Kobayashi.


The film was reviewed positively by critic Russell Edwards for Variety as a celebration of modern womanhood and sexuality in Japan.[3]


  1. ^ "female フィーメイル" (in Japanese). MovieWalker. Retrieved 2015-03-10.
  2. ^ "female フィーメイル(2005)" (in Japanese). AllCinema. Retrieved 2015-03-10.
  3. ^ Edwards, Russell (August 9, 2005). "Review: Female". Variety. Retrieved 2015-03-10.

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