Clothes of Deception

偽れる盛装 (Original title)

1951 Drama

About

Clothes of Deception initiated Yoshimura’s most characteristic vein. This geisha story is often described as a loose remake of Mizoguchi’s pre-war masterpiece Sisters of Gion (1936), but this is inexact. Whereas in Mizoguchi’s study of two sisters, both women had been geisha, in Yoshimura’s film only Kimicho (Kyo Machiko) is, while her sister works in the Kyoto tourist office. Juxtaposing a tradit...

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Directed by

Kôzaburô Yoshimura

Written by

Kaneto Shindō (Writer)

Runtime

103 minutes

Country

Japan

Language

Japanese

Cast