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Ayako Wakao

Born: November 8, 1933

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 Ayako Wakao  (November 8, 1933, Tokyo, Japan)  is a Japanese actress. Contracted to Daiei Studios in 1951 as part of the fifth "New Face" group, she often appeared in the films of director Yasuzo Masumura. 
Has appeared in nearly 160 films since her debut in 1952.

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Poster of Princess from the Moon

Princess from the Moon (1987)

| 121 Min

Two poor, married farmers have recently lost their only child; after a freak visitation, they pry open an alien cocoon to greet their new daughter.

63 1987 121
Poster of Floating Weeds

Floating Weeds (1959)

| 119 Min

A troupe of travelling players arrive at a small seaport in the south of Japan. Komajuro Arashi, the aging master of the troupe, goes to visit his old flame Oyoshi and their son Kiyoshi, even though Kiyoshi believes Komajuro is his uncle. The leading actress Sumiko is jealous and so, in order to humiliate the master, persuades the younger actress Kayo to seduce Kiyoshi.

79 1959 119
Poster of Street of Shame

Street of Shame (1956)

Drama |
| 87 Min

Akasen Chitai Red Light District, aka Street of Shame sadly, the very last film by Kenji Mizoguchi (Sansho Dayu, Ugetsu Monogatari) presents a vivid portrait of prostitution in 1950s Japan. In a Tokyo brothel named Dreamland an obvious irony given the faded hopes of those who work there the lives of five prostitutes intersect. Each has a very different story for how they entered the profession, but what they share is the struggle to make sense of the red light district and its cycle of exploitation. Filmed shortly before the Japanese government's introduction of an anti-prostitution bill, Akasen Chitai is a compelling study of women torn between financial necessity and questions of conscience.

80 1956 87

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