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Gate of Hell (Gate of Hell)

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Kazuo Hasegawa Kazuo Hasegawa
Moritoo Endô
Isao Yamagata Isao Yamagata
Wataru Watanabe
Yatarô Kurokawa Yatarô Kurokawa
Shigemori
Kôtarô Bandô Kôtarô Bandô
Rokurô
Jun Tazaki Jun Tazaki
Kogenta
Koreya Senda Koreya Senda
Gen Kiyomori
Masao Shimizu Masao Shimizu
Nobuyori


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Kan Kikuchi Kan Kikuchi
play Kesa's Husband


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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), History (1), Romance (1), 1950s (1), 12th Century (1), Jidai Geki (1), East Asia (1), 86 Min. (1), Drama (1)
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"8.7. Japanilaisessa samuraielokuvassa piiritystilanteesta paennut ja houkutuslintuna toimineen naisen hengen siinä samalla pelastanut soturi alkaa janota naista niin kovaa, ettei naisen omilla toiveilla tai nykyisellä avioliitolla ole mitään merkitystä. Nainen tulee tästä hyvin ahdistuneeksi, koska ympäröivä maailma ei suhtaudu tilanteeseen hyvin. Lopun surulliset ja karmivat tapahtuvat saavat lisää pontta alleen kuvastaessaan sitä, miten kauheimmissakin tilanteissa vallitsevassa "


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