Pigs and Battleships
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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- Shohei Imamura
NRNot rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1Subtitles
NoLanguage and sound
Japanese: Dolby Digital 2.0 StereoOther 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.
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Common Sense Note
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it