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A Story From Chikamatsu (Criterion Collection)
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One of a string of late-career masterworks made by Kenji Mizoguchi in the early 1950s, A Story from Chikamatsu (a.k.a. The Crucified Lovers) is an exquisitely moving tale of forbidden love struggling to survive in the face of persecution. Based on a classic of eighteenth-century Japanese drama, the film traces the injustices that befall a Kyoto scroll maker's wife and his apprentice after each is unfairly accused of wrongdoing. Bound by fate in an illicit, star-crossed romance, they go on the run in search of refuge from the punishment prescribed them: death. Shot in gorgeous, painterly style by master cinematographer Kazuo Miyagawa, this subtly sensuous indictment of societal oppression was heralded by Akira Kurosawa as a great masterpiece that could only have been made by Mizoguchi.

Title: A Story From Chikamatsu (Criterion Collection)
Genre: Drama, Foreign-Japanese
Theme: Asian-American Heritage
Starring: Kyoko Kagawa, Kazuo Hasegawa
Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
Studio: Criterion Collection
Release Date: 11/13/2018
Original Year: 1954
Product Type: DVD
UPC: 715515223010
Item #: 2087310X

Street Date: 11/13/2018

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