Taki no Shiraito is a very independent young woman with a famous water juggling act in a traveling carnival troupe. She falls in love with an orphaned carriage driver Kinya Murakoshi, and pledges to put him through law school in Tokyo.
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The melodrama is kept tightly paced and low key for most of the time, and each shot is so carefully thought for every scene that is hard not to feel admiration for this film. The emotion seeps naturally and engages as it goes along, which is far more that I can ask when I watch a silent movie.
Drama retratado como si fuera una leyenda. La historia entre dos personajes se convierte en un amor platónico que filtra humanidad y tragedia. Mizoguchi es un adelantado cuando se trata del movimiento de cámara y la edición.