Pigs and battleships

Pigs and battleships

Buta to gunkan

DVD - 2009 | Japanese
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Portrays postwar Japan through the power struggles between small-time gangsters in the port town of Yokosuka, where there are American soliders based.

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voisjoe1 Jul 01, 2012

Imamura depicts the clash of cultures (Japanese and American) in a Japanese town coping with the post WW II American naval base. Imamura films in a way that goes beyond Ozu and Kurosawa, blending studio shots with location shots and adds a satirical/comical tone to a Japanese town's people sadly warped by the corrupting presence of the navy's sailors and money.

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