The Insect Woman
Director Shohei Imamura tracks the changing face of 20th-century Japan through the eyes of Tomé (Sachiko Hidari), a poor woman who tries in vain to change her luck, in this foreign-language drama that pulls double duty as observant social commentary. Born into destitution, Tomé dreams of reaching a higher station in life, but the harsh realities of poverty and sexual abuse conspire to thwart her efforts to advance her standing.
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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; conversation between Shohei Imamura and critic Tadao Sato about the film; 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