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Sennen no koi - Hikaru Genji monogatari (2001)

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Based on the ancient Japanese Tale of Genji. This film is set in 900AD and tells the story of a famous female writer of the time, Murasaki Shikibu. Her story begins from the death of her ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sayuri Yoshinaga ...
Murasaki Shikibu
Yûki Amami ...
Tôru Kazama ...
Tô no Chûjô
Morio Kazama ...
Jûjôtei
Tsurutarô Kataoka ...
Eshi - painter
Rino Katase ...
Ôkisaki
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Gen no Naishi no Suke
Reiko Takashima ...
Fujitsubo no Chûgû / Kiritsubo no Kôi
Keiko Takeshita ...
Rokujô no Miyasundokoro
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Akashi no Nyûdô
Yasunori Danda ...
Fujiwara no Korenori
Takako Tokiwa ...
Murasaki no Ue
Shinobu Nakayama ...
Aoi no Ue
Fumie Hosokawa ...
Akashi no Kimi
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Kataiko
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Based on the ancient Japanese Tale of Genji. This film is set in 900AD and tells the story of a famous female writer of the time, Murasaki Shikibu. Her story begins from the death of her husband, a Japanese noble, then moves on to her recruitment to train the Prince's young 'wives in waiting'. It is dotted throughout and actually composed mainly of one of the fictional stories she wrote, the tale of Genji. Genji is a rich playboy who falls in love and has a son to his stepmother. He falls in love often and has many wives whom are all completely subservient to him. Genji is played by a woman actress from the all-female Takarazuka theatre. The two interrelating stories are also interrupted occasionally by fantasimical musical clips from a past Japanese teen-idol, Seiko Matsuda. Written by kwedgwood@hotmail.com

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6 points out of 10.
29 November 2003 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Why does this movie includes SINGER'S PROMOTION VIDEO? Without Music Video Clips, I could have given 8 points instead of 6.

This Music Video kills tension without fail. Good acting, good story lines...then, suddenly STUPID (Lack of better words) Music Video cuts in.

Last scene should have been eliminated. The Shining Princess image was totally killed by this last scene. Besides make-up was cheap, thus, reality was totally killed.

Possibly Production needed money? Thus, Singer's promotion Video entered? It should have been released as Video Movie or TV special. It is really an insult to all actors. What a shame!!!


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