- 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)