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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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A visceral and stunning short film 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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After Mishima's death on 25 November 1970, all prints of this film were rumored to have been destroyed by his wife Yoko. However, in August 2005, original film negatives were "discovered" at the late author's residence in Ota Ward, Tokyo. About 40 reels have now been found in what Japanese media refer to as an "airtight tea box". According to Hiroaki Fujii (78), the movie's producer (who at the time apparently urged Yoko to keep the original intact), the recovered elements are in "pristine condition". The film will be released on DVD by Shinchosha early in 2006.See more »
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9 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
A visceral and stunning short film, 25 April 1999
Author: Byron C. Howes (bch@ga.unc.edu) from Carrboro, NC

This film prophetically (Yukio Mishima committed suicide in 1970) and dramatically portrays the ritual suicide of a dishonored Japanese patriot. It's an extraordinary short watch but may be a bit intense for those who dislike graphic gore. I doubt I will ever forget the experience of having seen this.

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