WriterMaurice Dekobra, Arnold Lipp, Wolfgang Wilhelm Release date22 October 1937 CastPierre Richard-Willm (Lieutenant Serge Polenoff), Sessue Hayakawa (Ysamo, Kuli), Michiko Tanaka (Kohana), Roland Toutain (Pawlik), Lucienne Le Marchand (Namo), André Gabriello (Pô) Similar moviesCinderella, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Avatar, Cinderella, The Little Mermaid
Yoshiwara is a 1937 French drama film directed by Max Ophüls and starring Pierre Richard-Willm, Sessue Hayakawa and Michiko Tanaka. It is based on a novel by Maurice Dekobra. The film is set in the Yoshiwara, the red-light district of Tokyo, in the nineteenth century. It depicts a love triangle between a high-class prostitute, a Russian naval officer and a rickshaw man.
Michiko tanaka sings in french wind oh wind in the french film yoshiwara 1937
The film was Ophüls' greatest pre-war French financial success. Yoshiwara proved controversial in Japan where the government objected to the depiction of Japanese brothels and banned it. There was a negative reaction against the two Japanese actors who had starred in the film, and they were labelled as traitors.