When an idealistic governor disobeys the reigning feudal lord, he is cast into exile, his wife and children left to fend for themselves and eventually wrenched apart by vicious slave traders. Under Kenji Mizoguchi’s dazzling direction, this classic Japanese story became one of cinema’s greatest masterpieces, a monumental, empathetic expression of human resilience in the face of evil.

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Studio
The Criterion Collection
Genre
Drama
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Copyright
© 1954 Kadokawa Pictures, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Primary
Japanese (Stereo)

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