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Asaki yumemishi (1974)

After a number of stressful affairs, a court lady becomes a nun in order to pursue a life without desire.

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Akio Jissôji
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Cast

Credited cast:
Janet Hatta
Shin Kishida Shin Kishida
Minori Terada Minori Terada
Chisako Hara Chisako Hara
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Toshiaki Amada Toshiaki Amada
Mitsuko Hoshi Mitsuko Hoshi
Hôsei Komatsu Hôsei Komatsu
Kôen Okumura Kôen Okumura
Saburô Shinoda Saburô Shinoda
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After a number of stressful affairs, a court lady becomes a nun in order to pursue a life without desire.

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

26 October 1974 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

It Was a Faint Dream See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Lived in a Dream
18 April 2018 | by manfromplanetxSee all my reviews

Set in the late 13th century Kyoto, an era of the Kamakura Shogunate this was a period of transition, known for the emergence of the samurai warrior caste, and for the establishment of feudalism in Japan. Shijo (Janet Hatta) is an attractive & perceptive peasant girl who is sold & given over to the Imperial Court,to live her life as a concubine. She is soon bored by her confined superficial life, one of seclusion, one of an exploited object, a plaything of the court. Shijo is however emboldened in the progressive era, in a new social environment of a declining aristocracy. With an ascending military and peasant class, of great attraction to Shijo is the expansion of Buddhist Teachings. Shijo .decides to join a Buddhist sect, becoming a nun she chooses to pursue a life without desire, and now spends her days on a permanent pilgrimage wandering the countryside.....

The wonderful film from Akio Jissôji is an incredibly stylish and creative Art Theatre Guild Production. A sensory delight, sumptuous, poetic, dreamlike, an outstanding beautifully filmed & acted historical drama, mystic tale... Surprisingly little known, a master work from Jissôji . Highly Recommended.


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