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Hitozuma shudan boko chishi jiken (1978)

3 young boys drunkenly rape a woman named Emiko, the wife of a man they've developed a friendship with. She dies of heart failure during the attack.Her chicken farmer husband, incapable of ... See full summary »

Director:

Noboru Tanaka

Writers:

Hideo Osabe (story), Susumu Saji
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Cast

Credited cast:
Hideo Murota Hideo Murota ... Taizo Eguchi
Noriko Kurosawa Noriko Kurosawa ... Emiko Eguchi - Taizo's wife
Masato Furuoya Masato Furuoya ... Shozo Utagawa (as Yasuo Furuoya)
Hiroshi Fukami Hiroshi Fukami ... Reiji Ikemoto
Akira Sakai Akira Sakai ... Zensaku Arita
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Seiji Endô Seiji Endô
Tayori Hinatsu Tayori Hinatsu ... Naoko Katayama
Hôsei Komatsu Hôsei Komatsu ... Kurazo Utagawa
Maya Kudô Maya Kudô ... Shizuko Ikemoto
Rei Okamoto Rei Okamoto ... Sadako Arita
Akiko Shikata Akiko Shikata ... Yaeko Ozaki
Imari Tsuji Imari Tsuji ... Kayo Utagawa
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3 young boys drunkenly rape a woman named Emiko, the wife of a man they've developed a friendship with. She dies of heart failure during the attack.Her chicken farmer husband, incapable of dealing with her death tends to her corpse as though it were still alive completely unable to accept her demise. Written by Obscure437

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

8 July 1978 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Rape and Death of a Housewife See more »

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Ambitious Pink Film
19 February 2019 | by FalconeerSee all my reviews

Director Noburo Tanaka was a prolific director of "pink films" throughout the 1970's, but unlike many other creators of these sex themed films, Tanaka strived for more than exploitation. For he was an artist, as can be seen when watching such titles as "Watcher In the Attic," his unforgettable "Midnight Fairy," and this film, concerning a man who befriends 3 violent, sex obsessed boys, who take advantage of his trust by assaulting his wife. There isn't a lot of actual "sex" in "Rape and Death of A Housewife," and much of the sex is really not meant to be sexually arousing. Instead Tanaka goes to great lengths to give depth and dimension to the characters, which is something unheard of in this genre. So much detail is paid to the story at hand that the viewer might forget that they are watching a 'pinku eiga." At times funny, and sometimes sad, but always interesting study of misfits and anti-social behavior.


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