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Pigs and Battleships

1961 Rated NR 1hr 48m

Filmmaker Shohei Imamura lifts the veil on the seedier side of life in 1960s Japan with this comedic portrait of a dim, misguided Yokohama hustler turned gang member (Hiroyuki Nagato) whose responsibilities include the care and feeding of black market swine. Jitsuko Yoshimura co-stars as his newly pregnant girlfriend, a simple barmaid whose mother would rather see her become a well-paid prostitute.

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Movie Details

Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Screen formats

Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

Japanese: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

Other features

Filmed in B&W; interactive menus; scene access; "Imamura: the Freethinker," a 1995 episode of the French television series Cinéma de notre temps; interview with critic and historian Tony Rayns.