Ugetsu*

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Ugetsu*

  • 1953 ----- b & w ----- 96 min ----- vhs
  • (Directed by Kenji Mizoguchi; with Machiko Kyo, Masayuki Mori, Kinyo Tanka, Sakae Ozawa) Two peasants in war-torn 16th Century Japan abandon their families to seek their fortunes in the spoils of war. In attaining his goal, each man destroys his own life. It is a powerful testament to the illusionary nature of happiness and established Mizoguchi's reputation in the West. (In Japanese with English subtitles) (Restricted to classroom use only)
  • Topics: (Asian Languages and Literature, Motion Pictures: Features)