One of the many film versions based on Chikamatsu Monzaemon (1653-1725), in which Uchida does not shirk from bringing on the legendary writer himself. Young man is filled with passion for a prostitute and tries to buy her freedom with stolen money.
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A beautiful and poetic work from Tomu Uchida. The colours are so beautiful and the way we see Chikamatsu writing as the story goes on is very well done (as Rischka said). Wonderful cinema from a wonderful director, one of his best. 5/5