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The Lady from Musashino (1951)

Musashino fujin (original title)
| Drama | May 1981 (USA)
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Good, not great
17 May 2006 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

The Lady from Musashino is the tragedy of a woman destroyed by sticking to her own personal values while all around her society is in moral decay.

Another fine Kenji Mizoguchi / Kinuyo Tanaka collaboration, though not in the same league as their great ones (Oharu, Sansho, Ugetsu). The film is occasionally a bit too literal and obvious, with Western influences on Japanese society seen rather one-sidedly as an absolute negative (judging from this movie, you'd think Stendhal's Le Rouge et le Noir is solely responsible for all of Japan's ills).

Nevertheless, the movie's final image is a great cinematic representation of all that was gained and all that was lost in post-war Japan.


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