A Courtesan with Flowered Skin

A Courtesan with Flowered Skin
  • Wednesday, June 3, 22:45 Mal Seh’n Kino
  • Thursday, June 4, 22:45 Mousonturm Saal
  • 花宵道中
    Hanayoi dochu
  • Japan 2014, DCP, 102 min, Japanese with English subtitles
  • Director: Keisuke TOYOSHIMA
  • Script: Yoshinobu KAMO
    nach einem Roman von Ayako MIYAGI
  • Production: Toei Video
  • Camera: Osamu FUJISHI
  • Music: Shuhei KAMIMURA
  • World sales: Nikkatsu
  • Cast: Yumi ADACHI, Yasushi FUCHIGAMI, Kanji TSUDA, Ena KOSHINO
  • German premiere
  • Competition Nippon Cinema Award


Japan around 1860: popular courtesan Asagiri will be freed soon from her service, yet she cannot imagine any other existence. Until one day at a local festival, Asagiri meets the young artisan Hanjiro by chance – an encounter that changes her destiny. With a strong performance by leading actress Yumi ADACHI and exquisite camerawork and production design, A COURTESAN WITH FLOWERED SKIN succeeds in recalling the golden age of Japanese erotic film.

Director Bio
Born in Shizuoka Prefecture in 1971, Keisuke TOYOSHIMA made his directorial debut while attending Tokyo University with his short film KANASHII DAKE, which screened at the PIA Film Festival in 1994. After studying at the American Film Institute in Los Angeles, he began his career as a screenwriter and director for television as well as numerous omnibus projects. In 2010 he made his feature film debut with SOFTBALL BOYS.

2010 Softball Boys (Sofutoboi) / Your Honor! How About a Little Leniency? (Saibancho! Koko wa choeki yonen de dosuka)

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