Karayuki-san, the Making of a Prostitute

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Karayuki-san, the Making of a Prostitute
Directed byShohei Imamura
Release date
  • 1975 (1975)
Running time
70 min.
LanguageJapanese

Karayuki-san, the Making of a Prostitute (からゆきさん) is a 1975 Japanese film by director Shohei Imamura. It is a documentary on one of the Japanese "karayuki-san," who were women who were forced into prostitution in Japanese-occupied territories during World War II. Imamura focuses on one particular woman who was sent to Malaysia and never returned to Japan. Joan Mellen, in The Waves at Genji's Door, called this film, "Perhaps the most brilliant and feeling of Imamura's fine documentaries."[citation needed]

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