Potter Yumiko enquires about a room for rent in an Osaka mansion, and finds a bizarre collection of characters already living there – including a panty-stealing gangster, a woman selling illicit liquor, and an antique dealer who can't sexually satisfy his wife so he traps men in his room for her. Head of the group is Yoda Goro, an eccentric yet naive jack-of-all-trades who is susceptible to manipulation.
Little known outside of Japan, Kawashima’s film is a satirical masterpiece and screens to mark the filmmaker’s centenary.
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Dir: Yuzo Kawashima
Cast: Chikage Awashima, Nobuko Otowa
Japan 1957, 112mins