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Sansho the Bailiff (Sanshô dayû)

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Kinuyo Tanaka Kinuyo Tanaka
Tamaki
Yoshiaki Hanayagi Yoshiaki Hanayagi
Zushiô
Eitarô Shindô Eitarô Shindô
Sanshô dayû
Masao Shimizu Masao Shimizu
Masauji Taira
Ken Mitsuda Ken Mitsuda
Prime Minister Fujiwara
Kazukimi Okuni Kazukimi Okuni
Norimura


Written by (View all)
Ogai Mori Ogai Mori
short story Sanshô dayû
Fuji Yahiro Fuji Yahiro
screenplay


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4 years, 4 months ago at Aug 2 9:46
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Drawing on a popular traditional tale and a 1915 novella by Mori Ogai, Mizoguchi’s Sansho the Bailiff/Sanshô dayû (1954) is a jidai-geki historical film concerning the cruel misfortune befalling the wife and children of a humane exiled provincial governor in ancient feudal Japan. I don’t want to give away too much, but some comments below should inevitably carry spoilers

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3 years, 11 months ago at Jan 12 16:03
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A stunning powerful film and one of the best cinematic achievement how "art of cinema"could be ,breathtaking cinematography

This film is so emotionally depressing but yet uplifting, at the end of the film,I felt like I saw the light in the darkest part of the universe/ or of the human's heart,it's about humanity, I cried my tears. One of the best cinematic experiences in my life, on m... read more

A classic

6 months, 2 weeks ago at May 25 21:55
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Since this movie is a classic, I was quite eager to check it out, especially since it is included in the '1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die' list. Well, to be honest, even though I did like it, I have to admit that I did struggle a little bit to get into this movie. I mean, it is a beautiful but terribly tragic tale and, sometimes, it felt like a sad poem using film instead of words. Sometim... read more
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Release date: 20 May 2018
Tags: Japan (7), 1950s (6), 1954 (5), Drama (4), Slavery (3), Samurai (2), Family (2), Grave (2), Suicide (2), Abduction (2), Historical (2), Japanese (2), Self Sacrifice (2), Buddhism (2), East Asia (2), Mother Son Relationship (2), Temple (2), Middle Ages (1), Emancipation (1), Forest (1)
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“Since this movie is a classic, I was quite eager to check it out, especially since it is included in the '1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die' list. Well, to be honest, even though I did like it, I have to admit that I did struggle a little bit to get into this movie. I mean, it is a beautiful but terribly tragic tale and, sometimes, it felt like a sad poem using film instead of words. Sometimes, I also had the feeling that I was watching a Japanese version of 'Gladiator', except that they removed all the action scenes and replaced them with some really dramatic scenes. Anyway, the best way to describe this movie would be the scene involving the suicide of Anju. Indeed, it is probably the most famous and powerful moment in this movie and it was equally heartbreaking and unforgettable t” read more

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