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43 Ratings

The Ball at the Anjo House

Anjô-ke no butôkai

Directed by Kozaburo Yoshimura
Japan, 1947


After Japan’s loss in the war, the wealthy, cultured, liberal Anjo family have to give up their mansion and their way of life.

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The Ball at the Anjo House Directed by Kozaburo Yoshimura

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  • Holyphool's rating of the film The Ball at the Anjo House

    An elegant, magical and very emotional family melodrama as a patrarch tries to save his mansion, his family, servants and various marital situations before they lose it all. Dominated by the gentle, radiant Setsuko Hara, this is truly an exceptionally- made film that has lain dormant for years - and is so full of cinematic surprises that are in turns comical and very moving, climaxing in the famous ball scene.

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