Gushing Prayer: A 15-Year-Old Prostitute

Directed by Masao Adachi

High-school students Yasuko, Yôichi, Kôichi and Bill want to escape from their overwhelming sense of alienation from the world around them and indulge in group sex to explore whether they can forge their own path liberated from a corrupt adult society. Yasuko, driven by the goading encouragement of her peers, sets out an odyssey of self-exploration where sex is reduced to a mere economic transaction.

A cryptic and formally radical work, Gushing Prayer blends elements of the underground political cinema and the popular sex films emerging in Japan in the early 1970s. Director Masao Adachi would later devote himself to direct political action and move away from filmmaking.

87 minutes

Translated title:
Funshutsu kigan – 15-sai no baishunfu


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