- Release Date
- April, 4th, 1964
- Running Time
- 152 min
- Screening Format
- -,HDCAM SR
- Screen Size
- Cinema Scope (1:2.35)
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[ Story ]
Early in life, Katsuhei Arima had decided exactly what he wanted, married Fujiko for her wealth, and is now the lord of a business empire.
Arima's two sons hold important positions in his business, as do the husbands of his two daughters, but he dominates them with his iron will. Akihiko, the kind-hearted and sensitive younger son, has almost reached the breaking point in constantly carrying out his father's ruthless orders.
Arima has acquired two other women Tamiko and Kaneko, without his wife's knowledge and each has born him a son, who now attend the same university.
Yet he is thoroughly convinced that everything he is doing is for the benefit of society.
Then he notices Mitsuko, who is working in his office, and offers to send her husband, an artist, to study in Paris if she will let him take care of her during his absence. Mitsuko refuses, but her husband jumps at the chance to go.
Arima's happiness in gaining Mitsuko is short-lived, for Akihiko falls in love with her. But when he discovers her relationship with his father, he has a breakdown and is sent to a mental institution.
When Mitsuko disappears a young geisha takes her place. His two bastard sons try to make him trouble by asserting their rights, but he takes all these things in his stride, and decides to get rid of them along with their mothers.
Now wealth and power are not enough, and his thoughts turn to decorations for his many contributions to society. With single-minded zeal, he works toward this end, until the Blue Ribbon Medal is conferred upon the ruthless egoist.
【Quoted from the database of Kadokawa Corporation】
【Quoted from Unijapan Film Quarterly 1964 7.3】
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