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Yuki fujin ezu (1950)

| Drama, Romance | 1978 (USA)
Young servant girl Hamako has just started working for her personal heroine, Madame Yuki. Her romanticized view of the Madame is broken immediately, as she is introduced with a list of the Madame's personal problems.

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Kenji Mizoguchi
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Credited cast:
Michiyo Kogure ... Yuki Shinano
Yoshiko Kuga ... Hamako Abe
Ken Uehara Ken Uehara ... Masaya Kikunaka
Eijirô Yanagi ... Naoyuki Shinano
Haruya Katô Haruya Katô ... Seitaro
Yuriko Hamada Yuriko Hamada ... Ayako
Kumeko Urabe ... San
Shizue Natsukawa Shizue Natsukawa ... Osumi
Sô Yamamura ... Tateoka
Bin Komori Bin Komori ... Sushi bartender
Rei Ishikawa Rei Ishikawa ... Sushi bartender
Ichirô Sawai Ichirô Sawai ... Bellboy
Shirô Mizuki Shirô Mizuki ... Driver
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Satoshi Komori Satoshi Komori
Haruo Tanaka
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Young servant girl Hamako has just started working for her personal heroine, Madame Yuki. Her romanticized view of the Madame is broken immediately, as she is introduced with a list of the Madame's personal problems.

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Drama | Romance

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Referenced in Kenji Mizoguchi: The Life of a Film Director (1975) See more »

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With The Formerly Rich And Powerful, Always Impatience
9 October 2019 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Michiyo Kogure is adored by all who do not know her. She is the beautiful daughter of a nobleman -- his title and lands stripped from him in the post-war era. She has a dashing husband in Eijirô Yanagi -- who is a wastrel who spends his time elsewhere with his gun-chewing mistress, Yuriko Hamada. She and Ken Uehara have a chaste but supportive relationship -- he tells her what she should do but she can't do it. When her father dies, all that is left is the country estate, which she turns into an inn -- her husband wants to take it from her and give it to Miss Hamada to run.

It's a portrait of decayed nobility in a post-war world, where Miss Kogure tries to live up to the standards of a vanished world, where everyone who doesn't know her is caught up in her glamor. Kenji Mizoguchi's movie from a novel by Seiichi Funabashi is a sad and solemn work, with a satiric edge. In works like LIFE OF OHARU, the character's decline is slow, because the heights are low. Here it's a precipitous plunge.


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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1.37 : 1
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