Zegen (Japanese: ?? ZEGEN?) is a 1987 Japanese black comedy film by director Shohei Imamura. It was entered into the 1987 Cannes Film Festival. The film was selected as the Japanese entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 60th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee. It is the story of Iheiji Muraoka, who built brothels for the Japanese military.