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The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum (Zangiku monogatari) (1939)

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Starring
Shôtarô Hanayagi Shôtarô Hanayagi
Kikunosuke Onoue
Ichirô Yuki Ichirô Yuki
Guest in waiting room
Komei Minami Komei Minami
Shintomi greenroom manager
Nobuko Fushimi Nobuko Fushimi
Eiryû, a geisha
Kikuko Hanaoka Kikuko Hanaoka
Onaka, a geisha
Yoshie Nakagawa Yoshie Nakagawa
Old maid at tea house
Akio Isono Akio Isono
Young man


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2 years, 2 months ago at Sep 20 17:17
(OK) Wonderfull Mizoguchi, before war he was in full domanin of his style and themes. La love of Otaku has everything, is even intellectual; and Kikunosuke reciprocates in his own selfish way. Great composition and following of characters, and momentos of kabuki...

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10 months, 1 week ago at Feb 1 12:19
To be honest, I wasn’t really sure what to expect from this flick but since it was included in the ‘1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die’ list, I was quite eager to check it out. I have to admit that I’m not really familiar with Kenji Mizoguchi’s work but it is really neat to finally discover this great Japanese master. Anyway, I was rather impressed by how modern this tale actually t... read more
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The adopted son of a legendary actor, and an aspiring star himself, turns to his infant brother's wet nurse for support and affection - only for her to give up everything for her beloved's glory.
Release date: 15 January 1979
Tags: Japan (3), 1939 (3), 1930s (3), Samurai (2), Romance (2), Japanese (2), Poverty (2), Actor (2), Celebrity (2), Theater (1), Actors (1), 1930's (1), Sort (1), East Asia (1), Japão (1)
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