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Kenji Mizoguchi

The Life of Oharu (Saikaku ichidai onna)

133' - 1952 - Drama - Dialogue: Japanese
Director: Kenji Mizoguchi Composer: Ichirô Saitô With: Kinuyo Tanaka, Tsukie Matsuura, Ichirô Sugai
A fifty-year-old prostitute, no longer able to attract men, looks back on her sad life. Once a lady-in-waiting at the imperial court at Kyoto, Oharu fell in love with, and became the lover of, a man below her station. They were discovered, and Oharu and her family were exiled. For Oharu there followed a life filled with one sorrow and humiliation after another.

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Credits

Director

Kenji Mizoguchi

Composer

Ichirô Saitô

With

Kinuyo Tanaka, Tsukie Matsuura, Ichirô Sugai

Scenario

Kenji Mizoguchi, Yoshikata Yoda

Director of Photography

Yoshimi Hirano

Editor

Toshio Gotō

Producer

Hideo Koi, Kenji Mizoguchi

More information

Dialogue

Japanese

Countries of production

Japan

Screenplay based on

"Kōshoku Ichidai Onna" (Ihara Saikaku)

Year

1952

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