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Utamaro and His Five Women (1946)

Utamaro o meguru gonin no onna (original title)
Utamaro, a great artist, lives to create portraits of beautiful women, and the brothels of Tokyo provide his models. A world of passion swirls around him, as the women in his life vie for ... See full summary »

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Oran
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Utamaro, a great artist, lives to create portraits of beautiful women, and the brothels of Tokyo provide his models. A world of passion swirls around him, as the women in his life vie for lovers. And, occasionally, his art gets him into trouble. Written by George S. Davis <mgeorges@prodigy.net>

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15 December 1946 (Japan)  »

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Interesting but imaginary look at early 19'th century Japan
26 August 2000 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

An fiction based on the life of the Japanese print artist Kitagawa Utamaro (1753-1806) and some of the people around him. Mainly for those interested in either director Kenji Mizoguchi or in the life in the Yoshiwara (the expensive licensed brothel district) and other areas the sporting life of the time.

Very good acting, wonderful female costumes and well done sets. The print I saw at the Museum of Modern Art seemed vaguely out of focus (perhaps it is a 16 mm print).


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