A successful textile industrialist from the provinces, who is beloved by his employees for his kindness, cannot find a wife because of a disfiguring birthmark on his face. Even the ... See full summary »
Master swordsman Genji Kurô is a master swordsman and entrusted with protecting the ancient sword Kaen by the Otsubo family. Being part of a valuable pair of swords made by a legendary ... See full summary »
Movies by Uchida Tomu were subtitled very recently and are only shown at festivals... but not to be missed.
Here, the demonstration is done that Love never works, through three (or is it one? --- it is one) impossible-love-stories.
It could seem to start like an epic movie, but it is definitely not so: Mixing elements of noh, kabuki and kinky erotic; assumed filmed theater and "normal" movie; and much more, the movie is never messy. The story is complex enough and can be seen a different levels, but it remains clear and understandable. That is art and entertainment. And not depressing though the subject is not optimistic.
Another extremely good Japanese movie from the 60's.
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