Subu makes pornographic films. He sees nothing wrong with it. They are an aid to a repressed society, and he uses the money to support his landlady, Haru, and her family. From time to time, Haru shares her bed with Subu, though she believes her dead husband, reincarnated as a carp, disapproves. Director Shohei Imamura has always delighted in the kinky exploits of lowlifes, and in this 1966 classic, he finds subversive humor in the bizarre dynamics of Haru, her Oedipal son, and her daughter, the true object of her pornographer-boyfriend’s obsession. Imamura’s comic treatment of such taboos as voyeurism and incest sparked controversy when the film was released, but The Pornographers has outlasted its critics, and now seems frankly ahead of its time.The Pornographers featuring Shoichi Ozawa and Sumiko Sakamoto is streaming with subscription on The Criterion Channel. It's a comedy and drama movie with a better than average IMDb audience rating of 7.3 (2,113 votes) and was very well received by critics.
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#286 Ranked in Mature Movies
#485 Ranked in Movies on The Criterion Channel
#1127 Ranked in Romance Movies
The Pornographers has a better than average IMDb audience rating of 7.3 (2,113 votes) and was very well received by critics. The movie is somewhat popular with Reelgood users lately.