Life of Oharu Movie Review 1952

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A near masterpiece rivaled only by "Ugetsu" in the Mizoguchi canon, this film details the slow and agonizing moral decline of a woman in feudal Japan, from wife to concubine to prostitute. A scathing portrait of social pre-destination based on a novel by Ibara Saikaku. In Japanese with English subtitles.


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Available on VHS
Running time 136 minutes.
Originally from Japanese.

Cast and Crew

Oldest Profession, Marriage, Japan
Kinuyo Tanaka, Toshiro Mifune
Kenji Mizoguchi

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