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12 April 1966 (Japan) See more »
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Two characters on a Noh stage dramatize the rite of love and death of Lieutenant Shinji Takeyama and his wife Reiko... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Short Film, Short Review: The Rites of Love and Math
 (From Twitch. 30 November 2010, 6:01 PM, PST)

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Stunning though hard to see autobiographical film by poet See more (13 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Yukio Mishima ... Shinji Takeyama
Yoshiko Tsuruoka ... Reiko

Directed by
Masaki Dômoto 
Yukio Mishima 
 
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Yukio Mishima 

Produced by
Hiroaki Fujii .... executive producer
Yukio Mishima .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Kimio Watanabe 
 
Production Design by
Yukio Mishima 
 
Makeup Department
Sadao Kudo .... makeup artist
 

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Also Known As:
"Yûkoku" - Japan (original title)
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30 min
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This is a silent film with a musical track - there is no dialogue spoken. Mishima filmed two versions, one with Japanese title cards, the other with English title cards.See more »
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2 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Stunning though hard to see autobiographical film by poet, 27 October 2003
Author: Daniel Kothenschulte from Germany

This extraordinary short film combines a traditional Kabuki theatre style with very cinematic realism in the death scene; Only the use of Wagner's "Isolde's Liebestod" appears to be a bit over the top. If you know about Mishima's life story you will find this film to be a stunning pre-conception of things to come. Unfortunately public screenings outside Japan are forbidden due to a legal dispute.

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