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Gate of Hell (Jigokumon) (1953)

Gate of Hell
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Kazuo Hasegawa Kazuo Hasegawa
Moritoo Endô
Isao Yamagata Isao Yamagata
Wataru Watanabe
Yatarô Kurokawa Yatarô Kurokawa
Kôtarô Bandô Kôtarô Bandô
Jun Tazaki Jun Tazaki
Koreya Senda Koreya Senda
Gen Kiyomori
Masao Shimizu Masao Shimizu

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Kan Kikuchi Kan Kikuchi
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Description: In 1159, during an attempted coup, one of the court's ladies in waiting disguises herself as the lord's wife, and a loyal samurai conveys her from the city. This diversion allows the royal family to escape. After the coup fails, the samurai asks his lord to let him marry the woman as his reward. The lord grants the request and then discovers she is already married to one of the ruling family's lieges. The samurai clings to his desire, importuning her to leave her husband, then challenging the husband to release her. Although the husband stays calm and she stays faithful, the samurai remains intemperate and stubborn, with tragic ... (more)
Release date: 10 December 1954
Tags: Japan (2), Samurai (2), Drama (1), History (1), Romance (1), 1950s (1), 12th Century (1), Jidai Geki (1), East Asia (1), 86 Min. (1)
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