6.8/10
136
2 user 6 critic

Hishu monogatari (1977)

| Drama
A female golfer who has exceeded expectations to reach the top not only has to contend with being in-demand, but also with the men in her life, her neigbours, her brother and not to mention a stalker.

Director:

Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

In WW2 Manchuria, a prostitute grows to resent an abusive adjutant and falls in love with his aide.

Director: Seijun Suzuki
Stars: Tamio Kawachi, Yumiko Nogawa, Isao Tamagawa
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Director: Seijun Suzuki
Stars: Yoshio Harada, Naoko Ôtani, Toshiya Fujita
Pistol Opera (2001)
Crime | Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The No. 3 assassin of Japan is given the chance to usurp No. 1 and take their place.

Director: Seijun Suzuki
Stars: Makiko Esumi, Sayoko Yamaguchi, Hanae Kan
Tattooed Life (1965)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

After his own gang sets him up to kill a rival mobster, a hit man is forced to flee with his younger brother.

Director: Seijun Suzuki
Stars: Hideki Takahashi, Masako Izumi, Akira Yamauchi
Action | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

In Okayama in the mid-1930s, Kiroku attends high school and boards with a Catholic family whose daughter, Michiko, captures his heart. He must, however, hide his ardor and other aspects of ... See full summary »

Director: Seijun Suzuki
Stars: Hideki Takahashi, Yûsuke Kawazu, Junko Asano
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Three schoolgirls are infatuated with a yakuza, Katsuta, of the Izu Clan. They meet another yakuza, `Diamond` Fuyu, of the rival Yoshida clan. As he gets a tattoo, two of the girls become ... See full summary »

Director: Seijun Suzuki
Stars: Akira Kobayashi, Chieko Matsubara, Daizaburô Hirata
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A hit-man, with a fetish for sniffing boiling rice, fumbles his latest job, putting him into conflict with his treacherous wife, with a mysterious woman eager for death and with the phantom-like hit-man known only as Number One.

Director: Seijun Suzuki
Stars: Jô Shishido, Kôji Nanbara, Isao Tamagawa
Action | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A violent thug plays opposing yakuza bosses against each other.

Director: Seijun Suzuki
Stars: Jô Shishido, Misako Watanabe, Tamio Kawachi
Fantasy | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Director: Seijun Suzuki
Stars: Yûsaku Matsuda, Michiyo Ohkusu, Mariko Kaga
Gate of Flesh (1964)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

After World War II, some Tokyo prostitutes band together with a strict code: no pimps, attack any street walker who comes into our territory, defend the abandoned building we call home, and... See full summary »

Director: Seijun Suzuki
Stars: Jô Shishido, Kôji Wada, Yumiko Nogawa
Tokyo Drifter (1966)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

After his gang disbands, a yakuza enforcer looks forward to life outside of organized crime but soon must become a drifter after his old rivals attempt to assassinate him.

Director: Seijun Suzuki
Stars: Tetsuya Watari, Chieko Matsubara, Tamio Kawachi
Comedy | Fantasy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Amechiyo (The banished prince) falls in love with Tanukihime (a princess of raccoon dog disguised to human). This is an Operetta which includes comedy, singing and dancing, and a love story.

Director: Seijun Suzuki
Stars: Ziyi Zhang, Joe Odagiri, Hiroko Yakushimaru
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Kyôko Enami ...
Senboh (as Kyoko Enami)
...
Mr. Miyake
Masumi Okada
Shûji Sano
Yoko Shiraki ...
Reiko Kashiwagi
...
Cop
Edit

Storyline

A female golfer who has exceeded expectations to reach the top not only has to contend with being in-demand, but also with the men in her life, her neigbours, her brother and not to mention a stalker.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Also Known As:

A Tale of Sorrow and Sadness  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Elite stuff
26 August 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a magnificent piece of work. The irony is that if you're reading this, you already saw it, and if you're not reading this, you're either a non-English-speaking Japanese person, or someone else who will never hear of this film.

Suzuki is one of the best. Always challenging, always rewarding. Trademark to his wild perspective is that he's called it "Tale of Sorrow", but it's so funny and entertaining. It's weird, cool, unexpected, sexy...everything a really jaded art-wastrel is looking for.

If you liked "Kill Bill", you need to see Suzuki's "Tattooed Life".

This film is Highly Recommended. Recently viewed: Documentary "America The Beautiful", Neil Jordan's near-perfect pulp "Interview With The Vampire", lots of pornography, Cannes winner "Dogtooth", Louis CK's amazing television show.

RIP Neil Armstrong.


4 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
soundtrack song damien-84
Discuss Hishu monogatari (1977) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?