Previously at the ICA - Films
8 Feb 2017
One evening while at the Marine Tower observatory, cosmetics salesman Ichiro Iki is drawn into conversation with an unfamiliar young lady, Akiko. She invites Ichiro back to a hotel where they make love, but part without even exchanging names. A week later, they have a second chance encounter at the observatory and return to his hotel, where Akiko begs Ichiro to give her sister Kyoko absolute hell. Akiko resents her sister for lecturing on chastity, while wantonly indulging in promiscuous activity. Ichiro takes an interest in Kyoko and sets out towards her bar.
Directed by Ko Nakahira, this innovative and erotically-charged drama based on the novel by Junnosuke Yoshiyuki foreshadows Nikkatsu’s lucrative ‘Roman Porno’ genre, which helped the Nikkatsu studio avoid bankruptcy in the 70s.
Flora on the Sand (砂の上の植物群 [Suna no ue no shokubutsugun]), dir. Ko Nakahira, Japan 1964, 95 mins, Japanese with English subtitles.
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