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275 Ratings

Gate of Hell


Directed by Teinosuke Kinugasa
Japan, 1953
Drama, Romance, History


In the midst of epic, violent intrigue in twelfth-century Japan, an imperial warrior falls for a lady-in-waiting; after he discovers she is married, he becomes frenzied in his attempts to win her love.

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Gate of Hell Directed by Teinosuke Kinugasa

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1954 | Winner: Grand Prize of the Festival

Academy Awards

1955 | 2 wins including: Honorary Award

Locarno International Film Festival

1954 | Winner: Prize of the International Critics Jury

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