09 20 Oct '24
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Teinosuke Kinugasa

A Page of Madness (Kurutta ippêji)

Edition 1994
70' - 1926 - Drama, Horror, Thriller - Dialogue: Japanese
Director: Teinosuke Kinugasa With: Masuo Inoue, Ayako Iijima, Yoshie Nakagawa
In a psychiatric hospital a woman is nursed by her husband after she tried to kill herself and their baby. She was saved, but the baby drowned. Memories of their happy past are alternated with their present misery. When his wife refuses to leave the hospital during a rebellion in the hospital, he resigns to leading a lonely an austere life. Kinugasa wrote the screenplay of this Japanese classic in close collaboration with the young writer Kawabata. He changed the original setting, a circus, into a mental hospital. This surrealist film from the twenties was only recently rediscovered. The film will be shown with live-musical accompaniment by the Blindman Kwartet.

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Teinosuke Kinugasa


Masuo Inoue, Ayako Iijima, Yoshie Nakagawa


Teinosuke Kinugasa, Yasunari Kawabata, Minoru Inuzuka, Bankô Sawada

Director of Photography

Kôhei Sugiyama


Teinosuke Kinugasa

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Screenplay based on

Yasunari Kawabata




Teinosuke Kinugasa
Tsukigata Hanpeita (1925), A Page of Madness (1926), Oni Azami (1927), Crossroads (1928), An Actor's Revenge a.k.a. The Revenge of Yukinojo (1935), Aru yo no Tonosama (1946), Dedication of the Great Buddha (1952), Gate of Hell (1953), The Romance of Yushima a.k.a. The White Sea of Yushima (1955), Tsukigata Hanpeita: Hana no maki; Arashi no maki (1956), A Fantastic Tale of Naruto (1957), A Girl Isn't Allowed to Love (1957), Floating Vessel (1957), The Snowy Heron (1958), Symphony of Love (1958), Bronze Magician' (1963)

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