About

In 17th century Kyoto, Osan is married to Ishun, a wealthy miserly scroll-maker. When Osan is falsely accused of having an affair with the best worker, Mohei, the pair flee the city and declare their love for each other. Ishun orders his men to find them, and separate them to avoid public humiliation.

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Directed by

Kenji Mizoguchi

Written by

Monzaemon Chikamatsu (Story)
Matsutarô Kawaguchi (Screenplay)
Yoshikata Yoda (Screenplay)

Runtime

102 minutes

Country

Japan

Language

Japanese

Tagline

The tortured heart behind the cultivated image.

Cast

Keywords

love escape lover extramarital affair locked in 17th century seal bankruptcy kyoto japan attempted suicide social class

Lists

#946 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?