I’m really glad MUBI is making these rarities available. This one even features Shōhei Imamura (Vengeance is Mine) as associate director. And like Kawashima’s previously presented film (Suzaki Paradise: Red Light District) it gives an insight in the mundane turmoil that accompanied the reconstruction of post-occupation Japan.
The movie is very free-form, with the singer of the opening song doing the voiceover, breaking the fourth wall and addressing the viewers directly from time to time. It’s chaotic and lively, just like…