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Kenji Mizoguchi shows the beauty and tragedy, both faces of sacrifice
Masterfully directed, Kenji Mizoguchi shows the beauty and tragedy, both faces of sacrifice.
The beauty of sacrificing entirely for someone and the tragedy of becomeing nothing else than that, and accepting, at the end of the day, every consecuence of It.
This is one of this cases in which, somehow, the movie manages to get deep inside me.
It was really nice to get the chance to see this masterpiece of altruistic human solidary act on big screen.
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