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The Life of Oharu

Saikaku ichidai onna

Directed by Kenji Mizoguchi
Japan, 1952
Drama, History


This epic portrait of an inexorable fall from grace, starring the incredibly talented Kinuyo Tanaka as an imperial lady-in-waiting who gradually descends to street prostitution, was the movie that gained director Kenji Mizoguchi international attention, ushering in a new golden period for him.

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The Life of Oharu Directed by Kenji Mizoguchi

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