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4.2
60 Ratings

The Sun Legend of the End of the Tokugawa Era

Bakumatsu taiyôden

directed by Yuzo Kawashima
Japan, 1957

Synopsis

The story is taken from rakugo (a traditional form of “sit-down” comedic narration), and focuses on the craftily versatile character of Saheiji, a man-about-town who gets stuck at a high-class brothel when he can’t pay the bill.

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