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    Street of Shame (Daiei, 1956). Japanese B2 (20" X 29"). In this classic film, released in Japan as Akasen chitai, by director Kenji Mizoguchi, five prostitutes at a Japanese brothel consider their options as the government considers a ban on their chosen profession. This was Mizoguchi's final film - he died of leukemia just months after its release - and it marked a return to the hard-hitting, socially conscious stories he had told in the 1930s, before moving into a long, a successful period of producing period costume dramas. Reportedly, the film was instrumental in the real Japanese government's efforts to outlaw prostitution. This poster has pinholes in the top corners, edgewear with small tears in the right and left borders, a small tear in the center, and a piece of paper attached as a snipe at the bottom. It is, however, a beautiful piece from an important film. Folded, Very Fine.

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