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Story of the Last Chrysanthemums

Story of the Last Chrysanthemums

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

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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/13/2016
UPC: 0715515186018
Original Release: 1939
Rating: NR
Source: Criterion
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 2:23:00
Sales rank: 628

Special Features

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

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