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1952

Saikaku ichidai onna

The Life of Oharu

西鶴一代女

(c)1952 Toho Co., Ltd.

(c)1952 Toho Co., Ltd.

(c)1952 Toho Co., Ltd.

(c)1952 Toho Co., Ltd.

Release Date
April, 2nd, 1952
Running Time
140 min
Genre
Feature
Color
Monochrome
Screening Format
-

[ Directed by ]

[ Cast ]

[ Staff ]

[ Production Company ]

SHINTOHO

[ Distributor (Japan) ]

TOHO

[ Story ]

Mizoguchi Kenji's adaptation of a literary classic won the International Award at the 13th Venice International Film Festival.
Oharu (Tanaka Kuniyo) is a star-crossed woman destroyed by men, both hateful and beloved. One freezing winter morning at dawn, Oharu enters a temple as a "soka," or lowly tramp, hiding herself under heavy makeup. She recalls her distant past as the men she has known overlap with the 500 statues of Buddha, and she recollects the misfortunes that accompanied each meeting and parting from the men in her life.

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