Akasen Chitai

Akasen Chitai (aka Streets of Shame) (1956)

Akasen Chitai (aka Streets of Shame) first published by Film4, 9 June 2008 Summary: Kenji Mizoguchi’s final film examines the state of prostitution in Japan at a time of shifting mores. Review: “For all the high moral purpose – they tell us this film was made as propaganda in the campaign to ban legal prostitution in Japan…