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Story of the Last Chrysanthemums

Story of the Last Chrysanthemums

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi Cast: Kakuo Mori
Kakuo Mori
, Shotaro Hanayagi
Shotaro Hanayagi
, Gonjuro Kawarazaki
Gonjuro Kawarazaki
, Kokichi Takada
Kokichi Takada
Kenji Mizoguchi
Story of the Last Chrysanthemums

Story of the Last Chrysanthemums

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi Cast: Kakuo Mori
Kakuo Mori
, Shotaro Hanayagi
Shotaro Hanayagi
, Gonjuro Kawarazaki
Gonjuro Kawarazaki
, Kokichi Takada
Kokichi Takada
Kenji Mizoguchi

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Overview

Story of the Late Chrysanthemum (Zangiku monogatari) was the only film made in 1939 by the astonishingly prolific Japanese director Kenji Mizoguchi). The plot, based on an ancient legend, concerns the son of a renowned Kabuki actor. When the son falls in love with a servant girl, his father violently opposes the union. This, coupled with several impulsive decisions by the younger people, eventually results in tragedy. Like many of Mizoguchi's best works, this dwells upon the adverse results stemming from class consciousness and the depersonalization of women.


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Product Details

Release Date: 09/13/2016
UPC: 0715515186018
Original Release: 1939
Source: Criterion Collection
Region Code: A
Presentation: [B&W]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Mono]
Time: 2:23:00
Sales rank: 16,550

Special Features

New interview with critic Phillip Lopate about the evolution of director Kenji Mizoguchi's style

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kakuo Mori Actor
Shotaro Hanayagi Kikunosuke Onoue
Gonjuro Kawarazaki Kikugoro Onoue
Kokichi Takada Fukusuke Nakamura
Yoko Umemura Osata

Technical Credits
Kenji Mizoguchi Director
Senji Ito Score Composer
Hiroshi Mizutani Production Designer
Yoshikata Yoda Screenwriter

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