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In late 19th century Tokyo, Kikunosuke Onoue, the adopted son of a legendary actor, himself an actor specializing in female roles, discovers that he is only praised for his acting due to his status as his father's heir. Devastated by this, he turns to Otoku, a servant of his family, for comfort, and they fall in love. Kikunosuke becomes determined to leave home and develop as an actor on his own m...

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Directed by

Kenji Mizoguchi

Written by

Matsutarô Kawaguchi (Writer)
Yoshikata Yoda (Writer)
Shôfû Muramatsu (Novel)

Runtime

144 minutes

Country

Japan

Language

Japanese

Cast

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