In mediaeval Japan a compassionate governor is sent into exile. His wife and children try to join him, but are separated, and the children grow up amid suffering and oppression.
David Levene <D.S.Levene@durham.ac.uk>
A film of unparalleled beauty by the great Japanese Master Kenji Mizoguchi
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[Speaking to his son Zushio on the verge of being exiled and separated from his family
Zushio, I wonder if you'll become a stubborn man like me. You may be too young to understand, but hear me out anyway. Without mercy, man is like a beast. Even if you are hard on yourself, be merciful to others. Men are created equal. Everyone is entitled to their happiness.
Referenced in Ballad of Orin