MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 39,296 this week

Genji monogatari (1951)

 |  Drama  |  2 November 1951 (Japan)
6.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 58 users  
Reviews: 1 user | 1 critic

Based on the classic novel by Murasaki Shikibu, written over 1000 years ago. Genji, the son of the emperor, has gained renown among the nobility of Kyoto for his charm and good looks, yet ... See full summary »

Writers:

(segment), , 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 24 titles
created 09 Jan 2013
 
a list of 387 titles
created 06 Mar 2013
 
a list of 177 titles
created 19 Aug 2013
 
list image
a list of 1973 titles
created 14 Feb 2014
 
a list of 141 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Genji monogatari" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Genji monogatari (1951)

Genji monogatari (1951) on IMDb 6.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Genji monogatari.
1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

In 17th century Kyoto, Osan is married to Ishun, a wealthy miserly scroll-maker. When Osan is falsely accused of having an affair with the best worker, Mohei, the pair flee the city and ... See full summary »

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
Stars: Kazuo Hasegawa, Kyôko Kagawa, Eitarô Shindô
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A group of sinners involved in interconnected tales of murder, revenge, deceit and adultery all meet at the Gates of Hell.

Director: Nobuo Nakagawa
Stars: Shigeru Amachi, Utako Mitsuya, Yôichi Numata
Goyokin (1969)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A guilt-haunted samurai warrior attempts to stop a massacre taking place.

Director: Hideo Gosha
Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Tetsurô Tanba, Yôko Tsukasa
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A doomed love between a paper merchant and a courtesan.

Director: Masahiro Shinoda
Stars: Kichiemon Nakamura, Shima Iwashita, Shizue Kawarazaki
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

While performing in a touring kabuki troupe, leading female impersonator Yukinojo comes across the three men who drove his parents to suicide twenty years earlier, and plans his revenge, ... See full summary »

Director: Kon Ichikawa
Stars: Kazuo Hasegawa, Fujiko Yamamoto, Ayako Wakao
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

This sensuously beautiful film chronicles the activities of four sisters who gather in Kyoto every year to view the cherry blossoms. It paints a vivid portrait of the pre-war lifestyle of ... See full summary »

Director: Kon Ichikawa
Stars: Keiko Kishi, Yoshiko Sakuma, Sayuri Yoshinaga
Dora-heita (2000)
Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

New magistrate cleans up a corrupt town in his own comic Samurai way.

Director: Kon Ichikawa
Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Yûko Asano, Tsurutarô Kataoka
Naruto hichô (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: Teinosuke Kinugasa
Stars: Chikage Awashima, Toshio Chiba, Kazuo Hasegawa
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Director: Teinosuke Kinugasa
Stars: Shinobu Araki, Kôtarô Bandô, Kazuo Hasegawa
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Post war Hiroshima: It's been four years since the last time she visited her hometown. Takako faces the after effects of the A-bomb when she travels around the city to call on old friends.

Director: Kaneto Shindô
Stars: Nobuko Otowa, Osamu Takizawa, Masao Shimizu
Koto (1980)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Koto is a 1980 film directed by Kon Ichikawa starring Momoe Yamaguchi and Tomokazu Miura in an adaptation of Yasunari Kawabata's story The Old Capital.

Director: Kon Ichikawa
Stars: Momoe Yamaguchi, Tomokazu Miura, Keiko Kishi
Animation | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Based on the classic novel by Murasaki Shikibu, written over 1000 years ago. Genji, the son of the emperor, has gained renown among the nobility of Kyoto for his charm and good looks, yet ... See full summary »

Director: Kon Ichikawa
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Kazuo Hasegawa ...
Hikaru Genji
Michiyo Kogure ...
Fujitsubo
Machiko Kyô ...
Awaji no ue
Nobuko Otowa ...
Murasaki no ue
Mitsuko Mito ...
Aoi no ue
Yûji Hori ...
Yoshinari
Denjirô Ôkôchi ...
Takuma nyudo
Chieko Sôma ...
Kiritsubo
Yumiko Hasegawa ...
Oborozukiyo no kimi
Chieko Higashiyama ...
Kobiden
Osamu Takizawa ...
Kiritsubo gomon
Kentaro Honma ...
Kashira
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yuriko Hanabusa ...
Kiritsubo's mother
Hisako Takihana ...
Nun
Taiji Tonoyama ...
Priest
Edit

Storyline

Based on the classic novel by Murasaki Shikibu, written over 1000 years ago. Genji, the son of the emperor, has gained renown among the nobility of Kyoto for his charm and good looks, yet he cannot stop himself from pursuing the one object of desire he must never obtain: his father's young and beautiful bride. Following the tragic consequences of his obsession, Genji wanders from one affair to another, always seeking some sort of resolution to his life. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

character name in title | See All (1) »

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2 November 1951 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Genji szerelmei  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Version of Shin Genji monogatari (1961) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Japanese Classic.
27 September 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

It's amazing to find no appreciations of this jidai-geki classic which combines the talents of several of the county's major film personalities. Hasegawa and Kyo (who steals the picture lecherously licking the blood from his wounds) feature with Kaneto Shindo on script.

This is no way inferior to the best work of Kurosawa and Mizoguchi and establishes Yoshimura as an underrated front runner in the best period of Japanese film making.

Prince Hasegawa's sex life is not impeded by the jealous opposition of the Mikado's wife. Kyo shows up late, with our hero offing the ninja assassins on her case. Indeed the activities of the court appear to be restricted to amorous intrigue, sword dancing and murder plots. This one has the movies' gentlest rape scene too.

Great score, striking, formal images, dodgy opticals and awful post synch.


6 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Genji monogatari (1951) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?