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Chikamitsu Monogatari / The Crucified Lovers


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

 
 
 
Released: 1954
   
Genre: DRAMA
FANTASY
FOREIGN
ROMANCE
COSTUME
   
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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