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The Crucified Lovers (1954)
"Chikamatsu monogatari" (original title)

 -  Drama | History | Romance  -  November 1970 (USA)
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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 »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kazuo Hasegawa ...
Mohei
Kyôko Kagawa ...
Osan
Eitarô Shindô ...
Ishun
Eitarô Ozawa ...
Sukeemon (as Saka Ozawa)
Yôko Minamida ...
Otama
Haruo Tanaka ...
Gifuya Dôki
Chieko Naniwa ...
Okô
Ichirô Sugai ...
Gembei
Tatsuya Ishiguro ...
Isan
Hiroshi Mizuno ...
Kuroki
Hisao Toake ...
Morinokoji
Kazue Tamaki ...
Jushiro Umegaki
Kimiko Tachibana ...
Umetatsu Akamatsu
Keiko Koyanagi ...
Okaya
Sayako Nakagami ...
Osono
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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 declare their love for each other. Ishun orders his men to find them, and separate them to avoid public humiliation. Written by Will Gilbert

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Elegant and methodical
21 March 2006 | by (Ronn Ives/FUTURES Antiques, Norfolk, VA.) – See all my reviews

"Chikamatsu Monogatari" (Crucified Lovers) (Japanese, 1954): Set in 17th century Japan, a series of honorable gestures begins to go terribly wrong, and takes victims with them. Did you know that adulterers at that time were crucified in Japan? This and many more traditions of the Old Way were up for reexamination by the Japanese culture soon after their defeat in World War II. This must have been a time of great doubt for them – after all, wasn't it their past that lead them to their current condition? "Chikamatsu Monogatari" is an elegant, methodical story with tragic twists and turns that never the less head straight into inflexible Fate.


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