Movies Abroad: The Rising Sun Is Blue

"You [get set]," ordered the Japanese film director. The cast took their places in the bedroom of a Tokyo inn. "Hajime [action]!" he shouted, and two underclad starlets tore into a frenzied catfight, clawing and crashing all over the minuscule room. The camera shots might have made Hugh Hefner blush, and the violence of the battle literally shook the foundations of the building—until an indignant old lady, the innkeeper, stalked in and demanded: "What goes on here? This is a respectable inn. I want an explanation, and it better be good."

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