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Chikamitsu Monogatari / The Crucified Lovers

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Tookey's Rating
7 /10
Average Rating
8.20 /10
Kazuo Hasegawa , Kyoko Kagawa , Eitaro Shindo
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Directed by: Kenji Mizoguchi
Written by: Yoshitaka Yoda

Released: 1954
Genre: DRAMA
Origin: Japan
Length: 110


In 17th centry Kyoto, a scroll-maker (Kazuo Hasegawa) falls in love with his employer's wife (Kyoko Kagawa), and they try to escape together.

Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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One of those rare costume dramas which have beauty and emotional impact. Kazuo Miyagawa's photography and Mizoguchi's mature direction (keeping much of the action distanced) are complemented by two moving lead performances.

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