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  1. hemachandra's rating of the film Sansho the Bailiff

    This film, which is film-making at its finest, is the probably the closest definition of Beckett's quote - "I can't go on. I'll go on."

  2. DVC's rating of the film Sansho the Bailiff

    Una de las mejores películas de la historia del cine. Obra maestra absoluta del maestro Mizoguchi

  3. Ethan's rating of the film Sansho the Bailiff

    This is a heartbreakingly beautiful epic and the emotion and power of this film practically seethes off the screen.

  4. Latias's rating of the film Sansho the Bailiff

    Very good adaptation from the short story; a more realistic version. Interesting to compare with the original to see how time put its weight on the plot. Rumor has that Mizoguchi did not like the story himself; I can suspect several changes that did not come from his hands.

  5. Adam Whybray's rating of the film Sansho the Bailiff

    The only film to have saved my life. (Ursula Le Guin's 'The Dispossessed' is the only book to have saved my life.)

  6. Lex Lucas's rating of the film Sansho the Bailiff

    My nips got hard watching this pearl. Jokes aside, it is even better than I could ever imagine it to be. It's tough, awfuly unjust, yet there is a thin gleam of hope left and it's tragically poetic.

  7. Alexander Dunkelberger's rating of the film Sansho the Bailiff

    Probably the lesser of Mizoguchi’s three critically agreed masterpieces (the other two being “The Life of Oharu” and the truly masterful “Ugetsu”). This doesn’t make it weak by any stretch though.

  8. Gonçalo Rosas's rating of the film Sansho the Bailiff

    9 - Ravaging AND ravishing. The little nuggets of optimism it throws your way every now and then, aside from helping to elevate it a billion notches above everyday misery porn, make the bitter parts hit that much harder. How can you blame a film for tearing you up inside when it has the decency to look you in the eyes (and to forgo the whispering of sweet banalities in your ear) while it twists the knife?

  9. FISCHER's rating of the film Sansho the Bailiff

    Une oeuvre grave et limpide, d'un tranquille désespoir omniprésent et incontournable, dressant avec forte maîtrise et âcre lucidité un tableau sans concession de la féodalité nippone, et pourtant baignée malgré tout d'un profond humanisme intemporel, avec en exergue, un précepte simple et lumineux, mâtiné de philosophie zen : "Sois dur pour toi-même et généreux pour les autres"... www.cinefiches.com

  10. Mark Garrett's rating of the film Sansho the Bailiff

    Probably the best film ever made

  11. Graf von Zahl's rating of the film Sansho the Bailiff

  12. Fabiha's rating of the film Sansho the Bailiff

    "I find that humans have little sympathy for things that don't directly concern them. They're ruthless. Unless those hearts can be changed, the world you dream of cannot come true."

  13. Fabio Osvaldo Carta's rating of the film Sansho the Bailiff

  14. Arisu's rating of the film Sansho the Bailiff

    5+++ so sad! i don't have enough tears for movies like this :(

  15. Miguel Gutiérrez's rating of the film Sansho the Bailiff

  16. Emil Kurjak's rating of the film Sansho the Bailiff

  17. HSBilly's rating of the film Sansho the Bailiff

    if there's a single easeful moment in mizoguchi's films, its still tragedy.

  18. Kevin Costner's rating of the film Sansho the Bailiff

    One of the greatest film in the history of cinema...

  19. lIZUKA's rating of the film Sansho the Bailiff

    An exceptional film of surpassing, transcendent wisdom and beauty.

  20. raghumenonj's rating of the film Sansho the Bailiff

    Is there a better film about slavery and emancipation? Mizoguchi finds contemporary concerns in an old folk tale. The film alludes to a time when mankind remained savages in spirit and action. Centuries later, we are still navigating a land where humanity accounts for little, and vested interests of myriad Sanshos condemn us to remain perpetual slaves without chains.

  21. Kadjavsi's rating of the film Sansho the Bailiff

    4.5 watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbBC4wK3YKU

  22. Pater Ecstaticus's rating of the film Sansho the Bailiff

    Why are there people like Frank, Sandy? Why is there so much trouble in this world?

  23. raquel falafel's rating of the film Sansho the Bailiff

    Porra. O melhor filme do mundo.

  24. Jeremiah Johnson's rating of the film Sansho the Bailiff

    Most pointless suicide in the history of cinema.

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