The Insect Woman

by Shōhei Imamura 2h3min Japan 1963
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The Insect Woman
by Shōhei Imamura

Life story of a woman born in poverty trying to succeed. Through her many schemes, she faces her ups and downs in a cyclical nature, fueled mostly by self-interest.

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  • Emiko Aizawa : Rui
  • Masumi Harukawa : Midori
  • Sachiko Hidari : Tome Matsuki
  • And with: Setsuko Amamiya, Tomio Aoki, Tomoko Aoyagi, Emiko Azuma


  • Director Shōhei Imamura
  • Scenario Shōhei Imamura, Keiji Hasebe, Kazu Ôtsuka
  • Photo director Shinsaku Himeda
  • Set Design Kimihiko Nakamura
  • Sound Tsuneo Furuyama
  • Editing Mutsuo Tanji
  • Original music Toshirô Mayuzumi
  • Producer Jiro Tomoda
  • Production Compagny Nikkatsu Corporation

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio2,35:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Original sound mixMono
  • Production1963
  • Release date for France11/10/1972
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorBlack and White
  • LanguageJapanese
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