Saikaku ichidai onna (Life Of Oharu) (1952)

 

 

 

Director:     Kenji Mizoguchi.

Starring:     Kinuyo Tanaka (Oharu), Tsukie Matsuura (Tomo, Oharu's Mother), Ichir˘ Sugai (Shinzaemon, Oharu's Father), Toshir˘ Mifune (Katsunosuke), Toshiaki Konoe (Lord Harutaka Matsudaira), Kiyoko Tsuji (Landlady), Hisako Yamane (Lady Matsudaira), Jűkichi Uno (Yakichi Ogiya), Eitar˘ Shind˘ (Kahe Sasaya), Akira ďizumi (Fumikichi, Sasaya's Friend), Ky˘ko Kusajima (Sodegaki), Masao Shimizu (Kikuoji), Daisuke Kat˘ (Tasaburo Hishiya), Toranosuke Ogawa (Yoshioka), Hiroshi Oizumi (Manager Bunkichi).

Japanese film with English subtitles, 136 minutes.

Dramatic look at one woman's harsh life in Japan's feudal society. After shaming her family by loving a peasant and being forced to become a concubine, she sinks deeper and deeper until she ends up an aging prostitute. 

 

http://turnerclassic.moviesunlimited.com/product.asp?sku=537128++&mscssid=808NVHQ0JW5P9KM6DJ2QW5KRSVP43X6F

 

 

Return To Main Page

Return to Home Page (Vernon Johns Society)