Pigs and Battleships

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Pigs and Battleships
Pigs and Battleships 1961.jpg
VHS cover for Pigs and Battleships (1961)
Directed by Shohei Imamura
Produced by Kano Ōtsuka
Written by Hisashi Yamauchi
Starring Jitsuko Yoshimura
Yōko Minamida
Music by Toshirō Mayuzumi
Cinematography Sinsaku Himeda
Distributed by Nikkatsu (Japan)
European Producers International (U.S.)
Release dates
  • 21 January 1961 (1961-01-21)
Running time
108 min
Country Japan
Language Japanese

Pigs and Battleships (豚と軍艦 Buta to gunkan?) is a 1961 Japanese film by director Shohei Imamura.


The film depicts the mutually exploitative relationship that exists between the U.S. military and the lower elements of Japanese society at Yokosuka.



Pigs and Battleships won the 1961 Blue Ribbon Award for Best Film.[1]


  1. ^ Awards based on "Awards for Buta to gunkan (1961)". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2007-11-06. 


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