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Gate of Flesh (1964)
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Gate of Flesh (1964)
Original name: 肉体の門
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After World War II, some Tokyo prostitutes band together with a strict code: no pimps, attack any street walker who comes into our territory, defend the abandoned building we call home, and punish whomever gives away sex (who falls in love). Maya, a young woman whose family has died, joins the group. Into the mix comes Shin, a thief who's killed a G.I. The women allow him to hide while recovering from wounds, but then he won't leave. Maya is drawn to him, discovering as she falls in love that she can feel again; she's now more fully human, but at the same time, she's endangered herself and her livelihood. Can she and Shin make it out of Tokyo to establish life as a couple?
Style: sexual, tense, rough, sexy, bleak, serious, captivating, realistic, stylized
Plot: prostitute, bondage, japanese new wave, life is a bitch, ex military, fall in love, fugitives, starting over, hopes, urban ghetto life, chases and races, crime and punishment, strong female presence, down on your luck, urban ghetto, nudity (full frontal - brief), eroticism, prostitution, sex, rape, female nudity, sex scene, yakuza, suicide, torture ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: tokyo, asia

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Story of a Prostitute (1965)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Disappointed by the marriage of her lover to a woman he does not love, prostitute Harumi drifts from the city to a remote Japanese outpost in Manchuria to work in a "comfort house," or brothel, during the Sino-Japanese war. The commanding ...
Style: serious, realistic, erotic, sexy, rough ...
Plot: soldier, prostitute, tragic love, prostitution, hand grenade, desertion, colonialism, misogyny, sino japanese war, desert, buddhism, down on your luck ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 1940s
Place: china, japan
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Tokyo Decadence (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A submissive hooker goes about her trade, suffering abuse at the hands of Japanese salarymen and Yakuza types. She's unhappy about her work, and is apparently trying to find some sort of appeasement for the fact that her lover has married.
Style: erotic, tense, surreal, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: bdsm, sex, prostitute, sexual abuse, sexual relations, gangsters, rescue, downfall, life is a bitch, addiction, destructive relationship, drug abuse ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, mount fuji, california
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Dawn of the Felines (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A glimpse into the lives of three prostitutes in the Ikebukuro district of Tokyo and the clients who solicit them.
Style: tense, disturbing, sincere, psychological, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: prostitution, prostitute, friendship, loneliness, social satire, money, sexy woman, sex scene, friend, female nudity, society, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary
Place: tokyo, japan
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Fruits of Passion (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Japan
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A girl loves a rich and much older man and is willing to do everything he wants to show her love, but he is playing a sick game with her. As part of this game he sends her to a Chinese brothel. A poor young boy sees her and falls in love with her. ...
Style: sexual, erotic, sexy, stylized, serious ...
Plot: prostitute, eroticism, political unrest, sexual relations, couples, casino, revolution, love and romance, danger, politics, society, dishonesty ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: shanghai china, shanghai
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Ghost River (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Sylvie is a hooker whose illegitimate daughter commits a crime. She and her daughter flee to find Sylvie's first love in the countryside. The daughter is trying to get to know her unwilling mother. Along the way, the two meet a male fugitive ...
Style: psychological, tense, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: prostitution, prostitute, starting over, death in the family, family relations, crime, crimes, on the run, parents and children, teenage life, life is a bitch, crime gone awry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Made in Ash (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Slovakia, Czech Republic
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A grittily realistic tale of prostitution at an Eastern European border town
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: prostitute, exploitation, roommate, life is a bitch, sexual content, down on your luck, seamstress, nudity (full frontal - brief), innocence lost, female director, female protagonist
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: czech republic, slovakia
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The Scrounger (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A pimp with no other means to provide for himself finds his life spiralling out of control when his prostitute is sent to prison.
Style: neorealism, realistic, serious, psychological, rough ...
Plot: unemployment, prostitute, poverty, pimp, violence, robbery, family relations, life is a bitch, neo realism, couple relations, criminal heroes, downfall ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1950s, 50s, 70s
Place: italy, rome italy, europe, tokyo, japan
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Stolen Dreams (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Jessica, Sabrina and Daiane have dreams, just like all young people of any social class or place in the world. They live in a low-income neighborhood in the periphery of Rio de Janeiro and find in prostitution a way to survive and satisfy their ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, sentimental, captivating ...
Audience: student film
Plot: coming of age, friends, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch, society, lifestyle, prostitution, friendship, rivalry, strong female presence, family problems, urban ghetto ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america
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Mamma Roma (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After many years working in the streets of Roma, the middle-age whore Mamma Roma (Anna Magnani) saves money to buy an upper class apartment, a fruit stand and retires from the prostitution. She brings her teenage son Ettore (Ettore Garofolo), who ...
Style: neorealism, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: prostitute, pimp, friendship, thief, redemption, hopes, youth, family relations, human nature, crimes, starting over, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
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Duration: 85 min.
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Style: serious, sincere, bleak, harsh, sexual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: prostitute, mistreatment, rape, redemption, friendship, nightlife, downfall, hopes, life is a bitch, introspection, woman in danger, strong sexual content ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
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Go, Go, Second Time Virgin (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 65 min.
Story: After being raped in an unknown rooftop, nineteen year-old girl Poppo meets a mysterious boy, and both share their sexual traumas and fears, with fatal consequences.
Style: erotic, sexual, gloomy, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: sexual abuse, prostitute, crimes, mentally unstable, juvenile delinquency, violence spree, vengeance, gang, life is a bitch, lovers on the run, society, deadly ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, future, 1960s
Place: japan
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Stella Does Tricks (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young Glaswegian prostitute in London tries to start a new life.
Style: gloomy, bleak, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, gang, social misfits, juvenile delinquency, daydreamer, down on your luck, misfit, hopes, going straight, life is a bitch, starting over, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, england, scotland, europe
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Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An anthropology student exploring the nature of prostitution is drawn deeper into that profession than she ever expected.
Style: thought provoking, erotic, realistic, semi documentary, sexy ...
Plot: prostitute, interview, survival, sex, money, looking at the camera, prostitution, actor's life, aging, artists and showbiz, couples, female director ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A man has thrown away love and a woman has given up on love. The two souls meet in a brief summer in the northern city of Hakodate.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, touching, bleak
Plot: prostitute, dysfunctional family, social decay, fall in love, life is a bitch, family problems, friends, love and romance, society, friendship, haunted by the past, unemployment ...
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Last Exit to Brooklyn (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, West Germany, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A gritty Brooklyn story about union corruption, violence, taboos and social norms. The stories told are of the sailors, the prostitute, the union bosses, the hooligans and the gay community set in the early 50s.
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Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
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Country: Egypt, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, stylized, rough, bleak
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: egypt, middle east, africa, cairo egypt
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Bad Girls Go to Hell (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 65 min.
Story: After housewife Ellen is raped by the janitor she kills him and hits the road. She travels to the Big City where she is repeatedly used and abused. And when she finally finds a safe place to live her landlady's son turns out to be a detective, ...
Style: suspenseful, sexual, sexy, realistic, serious ...
Plot: prostitute, rape, sexploitation, murder, exploitation, janitor, urban, starting over, sexual abuse, couples, psychopath, deadly ...
Time: 50s
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My Life to Live (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Twelve episodic tales in the life of a Parisian woman and her slow descent into prostitution.
Style: thought provoking, gloomy, atmospheric, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, pimp, prostitution, philosophy, free will, pinball machine, woman smoking cigarette, female protagonist, life is a bitch, introspection, new wave, artist ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
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Country: China
Duration: 145 min.
Story: In 1942, Henan Province was devastated by the most tragic famine in modern Chinese history, resulting in the deaths of at least three million men, women and children. Although the primary cause of the famine was a severe drought, it was exacerbated ...
Style: rough, serious, captivating, realistic, bleak
Plot: drought, world war two, survival, chaos, danger, life is a bitch, against humanity, on the road, family in danger, wartime life, escapades, on the run ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1942
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Buy Me (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 107 min.
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Style: thought provoking, captivating, tense, realistic, touching
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Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, sexual ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A good-looking but naive lad leaves his mountain village to try and make his way in Paris. He thinks maybe he will try acting but things don't go too well for him. Eventually he is forced to sell himself to men and though he meets an attractive ...
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Style: atmospheric, bleak, realistic, captivating, serious ...
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Place: japan, asia
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Zooey (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Angel and Zooey are not your typical newlyweds. Zooey is a professional prostitute and Angel is a drug dealer. Yet they are not without hopes and dreams, of escaping their life in the streets and starting a new in a fresh painted cottage with picked ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, bleak, gloomy
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 99 min.
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Style: disturbing, emotional, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: underage sex, prostitute, revolution, innocence lost, coming of age, virginity, life is a bitch, society, politics, youth, apprentice, redemption ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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Gigola (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: George, a charismatic and adventurous young woman, born from an old, catholic family, falls in love, in her teens, with a female teacher named Sybil. Devastated by her lover's eventual suicide, some years later, George embarks on an exciting ...
Style: erotic, sexy, controversial, stylized, captivating ...
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Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
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Bo (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Fifteen year old Deborah meets Jennifer who steers her into a career as an escort. Under the alias Bo she begins a new life that she cannot handle and starts a downward spiral that only she can end.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, rough, bleak
Plot: teenage prostitution, prostitute, downfall, lifestyle, teenage life, destructive relationship, woman in danger, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, drug abuse, youth, society ...
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The Artist and the Model (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story of a famous old sculptor, weary of life and the folly of men, who finds, thanks to the arrival of a Spanish girl escaped from a refugee camp, the desire to return to work and sculpt your final work in occupied France in 1943. Model and ...
Style: atmospheric, light, touching, melancholic, contemplative ...
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Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943
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Go Ask Alice (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A 14-year-old girl in late 1960's America is inadvertently sucked into an odyssey of sex and drugs. She eventually seeks help.
Style: emotional, gloomy, sincere, touching, bleak ...
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Time: 70s
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