Akasen Chitai

Rua da Vergonha · Street of Shame

Kenji Mizoguchi

1956, JP, 82', M16

Identities 2019

25 Nov 2019 · Passos Manuel · 19H00

For his final film, Mizoguchi brought a lifetime of experience to bear on the heartbreaking tale of a brothel full of women whose dreams are constantly being shattered by the socioeconomic realities surrounding them. Set in Tokyo's Red Light District (the literal translation of the Japanese title, "Akasen Chitai"), "Street of Shame" was so cutting, and its popularity so great, that when an antiprostitution law was passed in Japan just a few months after the film's release, some said it was a catalyst.