- Release Date
- July, 10th, 1968
- Running Time
- 85 min
- Screening Format
- Screen Size
- Cinema Scope (1:2.35)
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[ Story ]
Toward the end of the nineteenth century Japan is moving toward the modern age but there are backward pockets where older beliefs are still held. In one of the smaller villagers along the coast phallic worship is still practiced.
Two men no better than they should be, Takejiro (Takahashi Masaya) and Denbei (Kaneko Nobuo), decide to over-throw this primitive but honorable religion by setting up their own variety -- one which will cynically allow them to use the female converts as they will.
Among them are two girls, Okin (Uchida Takako) and her younger sister, Ogin (Aoi Mitsuko). The former falls in love with Takejiro after he has taken advantage of her and is happy when she learns that she will bear his child. But he wants no such complications.
Very much in love, she discloses that she has some money on a small island and offers it to him. Takejiro and Denbei take the two girls to the island but once there they imprison them and then, take the money and return to the mainland.
Their plans are thwarted, however, when the authorities begin to investigate their irregularities. Back at the island, after Denbei has been killed, Takejiro is confronted with Ogin -- for Okin has already died. There she has her vengeance and manages to kill the man who ruined her.
【Quoted from the database of Nikkatsu Corporation】
【Quoted from Unijapan Film Quarterly 1968.11.4】
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