WriterKeiji Hasebe, Shohei Imamura Release dateNovember 16, 1963 (1963-11-16) CastEmiko Aizawa (Rui), Masumi Harukawa (Midori), Sachiko Hidari (Tome Matsuki), Emiko Higashi (Kane), Daizaburo Hirata (Kamibayashi), Seizaburô Kawazu (Karasawa) Similar moviesJupiter Ascending, Frozen, Knock Knock, Pitch Perfect 2, Fish Tank, The Wolf of Wall Street
the insect woman
The Insect Woman(にっぽん昆虫記,Nippon konchūki) is a 1963 Japanese film directed by Shohei Imamura. It was entered into the 14th Berlin International Film Festival where Sachiko Hidari won the Silver Bear for Best Actress award.
A woman, Tome, (Sachiko Hidari) is born to a lower-class family in Japan in 1918. The film is a metaphor for life in Japan through the middle twentieth century, including World War II. The title refers to an insect, repeating its mistakes, as in an infinite circle. Imamura, with this metaphor, introduces the life of Tome, who keeps trying to change her poor life.