The Woman’s Testament
- Release Date
- January, 14th, 1960
- Running Time
- 100 min
- Screening Format
- -,HDCAM SR
- Screen Size
- Cinema Scope (1:2.35)
[ Directed by ]
[ Cast ]
[ Staff ]
- YASUMI Toshio ── Screenplay
- MURAMATSU Shofu ── Original Story
- AKUTAGAWA Yasushi ── Music
[ Production Company ]
[ Distributor (Japan) ]
[ Story ]
"Jokyo" is a three-part omnibus picture, and Daiei's three best directors, and practically all of its stars, have combined their talents to create three stories in which various aspects of women are shown and commented upon.
Director Yasuzo Masumura has the first section. A young working-class girl is trying to get ahead, and using all her charms in the attempt. She will do literally anything in order to get money to buy more stocks and bonds. She loves only one man and yet, when she finally brings him to the brink of proposing throws him over.
Kon Ichikawa has the middle section of the film which opens in the manner of experimental cinema and ends in the broadest farce.
A popular novelist finds a mysterious woman on the beach at Kamakura. She takes him back to the mysterious house in which she lives and, among other things, takes a bath with him. It turns out, however, that she is an imposter, but the point is that he finds out first and there is a very well contrived denouement where the cheated cheats the cheater.
Kozaburo Yoshimura provides the finale, a Kyoto story about how a cold- hearted woman realizes her ambition but comes to realize that this is not enough.
【Quoted from the database of Kadokawa Corporation】
【Quoted from Unijapan Film Quarterly 1960 3.2】
[ Contact (International) ]
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