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Life of Oharu [videorecording]: Saikaku Ichidai Onna

Toho Company, Ltd. ; directed by Kenji Mizoguchi ; screenplay, Yoshikata Yoda
Format
Video; Laserdisc
Summary
In 17th-century Japan, a samurai's daughter, Oharu, falls in love with a pretty servant. Caught together, the man is beheaded and Oharu and her family are exiled. After enduring further misfortunes as a concubine, a courtesan, wife, and prostitute, Oharu becomes a mendicant nun in her old age.
Director
Kenji Mizoguchi
Performers
Kinuyo Tanaka, Toshiro Mifune, Masao Shimizu, Ichiro Sugai, Daisuke Kato, Jyukichi Uno, Tsukie Matsura, Eitaro Shindo.
Release Date
1952
Run Time
137 min.
Language
In Japanese with English subtitles
Notes
Based on the novel Kōshoku ichidai onna by Saikaku Ihara.
Uniform Title
Saikaku Ichidai Onna (Motion Picture)
Variant Title
Saikaku ichidai onna
Title on container and cassette label: Kenji Mizoguchi's Life of Oharu
Series
The Criterion Collection
Credits
Associata producer, Hideo Koi ; cinematography, Yoshimi Hirano ; music, Ichiro Saito.
Published
Irvington, NY : Voyager Company, 1997.
Recording Info
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1952.
Description
2 videodiscs (137 min.) : sd., b&w ; 12 in.
Laser, CLV extended play, digital sound.
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