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58 Ratings


Directed by Shôhei Imamura
Japan, 1981
Comedy, Drama


On the eve of the Meiji Restoration, the cataclysmic upheaval which ended Japan’s Tokugawa Shogunate, Genji returns from six years in America, only to find the life he had known irretrievably lost, his young wife sold into prostitution.

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Awards & Festivals

Awards of the Japanese Academy

1982 | 2 wins including: Best Supporting Actress

1982 | 7 nominations including: Best Film

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