Noboru Tanaka  

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Noboru Tanaka (August 15, 1937 - October 4, 2006) was a Japanese film director best known known for his Roman Porno films, including three critically-respected films known as the Showa trilogy: A Woman Called Sada Abe (aka Sada Abe: Docu-Drama) (1975), Walker In The Attic (1976), and Beauty's Exotic Dance - Torture! (1977), all three starring Nikkatsu Roman porno queen Junko Miyashita. The first film in this trilogy recounted the story of Sada Abe a year before Nagisa Oshima's internationally-released In the Realm of the Senses (1976), which told the same story. Though at the time he was working, his career was overshadowed by directors such as Tatsumi Kumashiro, many critics today judge Tanaka the best of Nikkatsu's Roman porno directors.

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