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The Taisho Trilogy
143 Ratings


Directed by Seijun Suzuki
Japan, 1981
  • Japanese
  • English
The Taisho Trilogy


Matsuzaki is a playwright in 1926 Tokyo supported by a wealthy patron. One evening, Matsuzaki crosses paths with a beautiful and mysterious woman, leading to an odyssey of infidelity and obsession…

Our take

The second entry in Japanese style-mad, rule-breaking genius Seijun Suzuki’s series of films set in the decadent Taisho era, Heat-Haze Theatre is a fever dream version of a period romance. Upending conventions of dramatic logic, its a sinister, visually flamboyant descent into madness—or is it love?

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Awards & Festivals

Kinema Junpo Awards

1982 | 2 wins including: Best Supporting Actor

Awards of the Japanese Academy

1982 | Winner: Best Supporting Actor

1982 | 4 nominations including: Best Supporting Actress

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