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2004

Akasen

AKA-SEN

赤線

(c)M6 TRANCE PICTURE WORKS

(c)M6 TRANCE PICTURE WORKS

Release Date
July, 10th, 2004
Running Time
90 min
Genre
Drama , Romance , Feature
Color
Color
Screening Format
DVCAM
Sound Processing
Stereo

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[ Produced by ]

[ Cast ]

[ Staff ]

[ Production Company ]

M6 TRANCE PICTURE WORKS

[ Story ]

With Tsuruya Nanboku's drama "Sakurahime Azumabunsho" (*Cherry Blossom Princess) as its motif, this science fiction love story is the first leading role for kabuki actor Nakamura Shido, who has appeared in many different productions on stage and screen. Izou (Nakamura Shido), imprisoned for the crime of rape, is released and heads to the town of Akasen (red-light district), which at night becomes enveloped in a whirlpool of desire. There, he encounters a runaway girl whom he sells to others and aims to enjoy his freedom. Elsewhere, the wanderlust writer Kafu (Komatsu Kazushige), one of the leading writers of the Showa era, is suffering from writer's block and wanders the Akasen streets searching for inspiration.

[ Official Site ]

http://www.okushutaro.com/jp/classics.html

[ Contact (International) ]

NEGA Co.
1F, Izumi Mansion 2-6-13 Shimoochiai, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 161-0033
Rep: OKUMURA Sennosuke
Attn: OKUMURA Sennosuke
tel: +81 3 69144051
fax: +81 3 6914 4052
http://nega.co.jp/en

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