The shepherd Gombo lives with his wife, three children and grandmother in a tent on the Mongolian steppe. They are pleased with their rustic conditions, until a Russian truck driver, ... See full summary »
Story 1 : "The Thirteenth Night". Seki turns up at her parents' house in the dead of night, where she breaks down and says she cannot continue to live with her husband, a rich man to whom ... See full summary »
Nothing less than a phenomenal, astonishing and pioneering film. This spectacle of an angry, ego-driven youth tormented by his own emotional impotence, low self-esteem and resentment towards his parents.
Goichi Mizoguchi, an aspiring Buddhist monk who became involved in the temple that was owned by his father, through a series of flashbacks, framed as a police interrogation, Mizoguchi ... See full summary »
What an excellent dramatic story it is. Surprisingly little known, considering director Tadashi Imai was one of Japan's most prolific, interesting and controversial of 20th-century film directors. He infused staunch left-wing political views into almost all his films, succeeding in combining masterful art with topical social criticism,. Drawing on works from postwar modern authors this meticulously made literary adaptation is from a novel by Tsutomu Minakami.
The story tells of Gonsuke , a native of Echigo who is working far from home at the sake brewery in Fushimi .He is called back to his hometown when his mother falls seriously ill, as she lays dying, Gonsuke on his way home, is side tracked. Tormented by inner demons, jealousy & lust he crosses paths with Oshin the beautiful wife of a fellow sake worker also from Echigo...
The compelling crime drama highlights Imai's distinctive lyrical and humanistic style, which gives tremendous dimension and depth to the absorbing film. Incredibly beautiful location shooting and stunning cinematography outstanding performances, A Story From Echigo is exceptional Classic Japanese Cinema.
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