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The Life of Oharu (Saikaku ichidai onna) (1952)

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Yuriko Hamada Yuriko Hamada
Otsubone Yoshioka
Takashi Shimura Takashi Shimura
Old Man
Chieko Higashiyama Chieko Higashiyama
Myokai, the Old Nun
Masao Mishima Masao Mishima
Taisaburo Hishiya
Noriko Sengoku Noriko Sengoku
Lady-in-waiting Sakurai
Daisuke Katô Daisuke Katô
Tasaburo Hishiya


Written by
Saikaku Ihara Saikaku Ihara
novel Koshuku Ichidai Onna


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Follows a woman's fight and survival amid the vicissitudes of life and the cruelty of the society.
Release date: 17 April 1952
Tags: Japan (5), Drama (4), 1950s (4), Samurai (3), Japanese (3), 1952 (2), Prostitution (2), Prostitutiton (1), Upsetting (1), Tragedy (1), Not Foreign Language (1), East Asia (1), Foreign Language (1), Love (1)
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" Directed by: Kenji Mizoguchi With: Kinuyo Tanaka, Tsukie Matsuura, Ichirô Sugai Plot: Follows a woman's fight and survival amid the vicissitudes of life and the cruelty of the society."


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"January 29th Directed by: Kenji Mizoguchi Yasujiro Ozu and Kenji Mizoguchi I would think are the two most prolific filmmakers whose most common theme is the plight of women. Now, Ozu would always take the modern approach and Mizoguchi was more of a fan of what I assume to be Edo period. I mention Ozu because I find it really interesting that so much of Japanese cinema was dominated by stories of women and the hurdles of their time, be it the 1960s or the 1600s. I don't bat an eye at this, I ha"


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