In mediaeval Japan a compassionate governor is sent into exile. His wife and children try to join him, but are separated, and the children grow up amid suffering and oppression. Written by
David Levene <D.S.Levene@durham.ac.uk>
A film of unparalleled beauty by the great Japanese Master Kenji Mizoguchi
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initially intended to center the film around Sansho, the Slavelord. However, the film ended up with the sad story of Zushio and Anju as its narrative, dramatic center. See more
[quoting his father
"Without mercy, man is not a human being."
Referenced in Water