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18 Ratings

Double Suicide at Sonezaki

Sonezaki shinju

Directed by Yasuzô Masumura
Japan, 1978
Crime, Romance, Drama


Based on the play by Chikamatsu Monzaemon, Double Suicide in Sonezaki is the classic tale of the Japanese Romeo and Juliette. Tokubei, who works for his uncle in a shop, and Ohatsu, a prostitute, are star-crossed lovers, who dream of one day paying off their obligations and marry.

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Double Suicide at Sonezaki Directed by Yasuzô Masumura

Awards & Festivals

Kinema Junpo Awards

1979 | Winner: Best Actress

Awards of the Japanese Academy

1979 | 2 nominations including: Best Actress

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