08 19 Oct '24
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Kenji Mizoguchi

Chikamatsu monogatari (A Story from Chikamatsu)

102' - 1954 - Historical, Drama, Romance - Dialogue: Japanese
Director: Kenji Mizoguchi Composer: Fumio Hayasaka, Tamezô Mochizuki With: Kazuo Hasegawa, Kyôko Kagawa, Eitarô Shindô
To save her brother and the ancestral house from the heavy burden of an unfulfilled debt, Osan--the noble wife of the parsimonious but reputable scroll-maker, Ishun--turns to her husband's kind-hearted employee, Mohei. However, a transparent forgery paired with a preposterous accusation will force the pair to escape from the printer's unwelcome Kyoto household, seeking refuge in 17th-century Osaka's inhospitable streets. Now, amid scandalous and disquieting rumours--and constantly under threat--Mohei and Osan seem to fight a lost battle. What fate awaits the fugitives from Chikamatsu?

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Credits

Director

Kenji Mizoguchi

Composer

Fumio Hayasaka, Tamezô Mochizuki

With

Kazuo Hasegawa, Kyôko Kagawa, Eitarô Shindô

Scenario

Yoshikata Yoda

Director of Photography

Kazuo Miyagawa

Editor

Kanji Suganuma

Producer

Masaichi Nagata

More information

Dialogue

Japanese

Countries of production

Japan

Screenplay based on

"Daikyōji Mukashi Goyomi" (Chikamatsu Monzaemon)

Year

1954

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