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2,307 Ratings

Sun in the Last Days of the Shogunate

幕末太陽傳 デジタル修復版 | Bakumatsu taiyôden

Directed by Yûzô Kawashima
Japan, 1957
Comedy, Drama


Saheiji, a resourceful, witty free spirit, is forced to stay on at a brothel to repay his debt. At first he’s regarded as an unwelcome guest who never leaves, but soon he endears himself to the guests, hosts, servants and attending ladies—solving their disputes with his wit.

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Sun in the Last Days of the Shogunate Directed by Yûzô Kawashima

Critics reviews

Maybe the reason that Sun in the Last Days of the Shogunate is touted as Kawashima’s most exemplary film lies in the way it combines these two aspects with its three-stored brothel that is like a small town in which everybody is somehow on the move.
February 18, 2020
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