Gate Of Flesh – Criterion [DVD] (1964) *RARE NEW*

Gate Of Flesh – Criterion [DVD] (1964) *RARE NEW*

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The film is set in France during the Seven Years’ War. As the film begins, Fanfan (Gérard Philipe) is a charming, attractive young man who is trying to escape a shotgun marriage. At this vulnerable point in his life, he is approached by the daughter of a recruiting officer, Adeline (played by Gina Lollobrigida), who tells him that if he joins the army, he will find fame, fortune, and will marry the king’s daughter. Accordingly he joins the army, only to discover that she made the whole thing up in order for her father to get a recruiting bonus. Nevertheless, encouraged by a series of improbable circumstances, he accepts her prediction as his destiny. A series of events ensues which shows off to great advantage his athleticism and leadership ability. As the film progresses, we become aware of a developing attraction between himself and Adeline which however conflicts with his perceived “destiny” of marrying a king’s daughter.

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In post-war Tokyo, the solidarity of a group of prostitutes, who use a deserted building to ply their trade, is threatened when an ex-soldier hides out with them after attacking an American soldier.
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Gate of Flesh
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Directed by Seijun Suzuki
Produced by Kaneo Iwai
Written by Taijiro Tamura
Goro Tanada
Starring Joe Shishido
Satoko Kasai
Yumiko Nogawa
Music by Naozumi Yamamoto
Cinematography Shigeyoshi Mine
Distributed by Nikkatsu
Release date
May 31, 1964 (Japan)
December 11, 1964 (U.S.)
Running time
90 minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese

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Weight 0.6 lbs
Dimensions 5.3 × 0.5 × 7.3 in

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