419 Ratings

The Crucified Lovers

Chikamatsu monogatari

directed by Kenji Mizoguchi
Japan, 1954


Based on a centuries old tale with roots in real events, The Crucified Lovers tells the hauntingly tragic story of a forbidden love affair between a merchant’s wife, Osan, and her husband’s employee, Mohei, in an era when the punishment for adultery was crucifixion.

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