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A peerless chronicler of the soul who specialized in supremely emotional, visually exquisite films about the circumstances of women in Japanese society throughout it's history, Kenji Mizoguchi had already been directing movies for decades when he made THE LIFE OF OHARU in 1952. But this epic portrait of an inexorable fall from grace, starring the incredibly talented Kinuyo Tanaka (THE BALLAD OF NARAYAMA) as an imperial lady-in-waiting who gradually descends to street prostitution, was the movie that gained it's director international attention, ushering in a new golden period for him.
A peerless chronicler of the soul who specialized in supremely emotional, visually exquisite films about the circumstances of women in Japanese society throughout it's history, Kenji Mizoguchi had already been directing movies for decades when he made THE LIFE OF OHARU in 1952. But this epic portrait of an inexorable fall from grace, starring the incredibly talented Kinuyo Tanaka (THE BALLAD OF NARAYAMA) as an imperial lady-in-waiting who gradually descends to street prostitution, was the movie that gained it's director international attention, ushering in a new golden period for him.
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Life Of Oharu - The Life of Oharu (Criterion Collection)

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Format: Blu-Ray
Label: CCIN
Catalog: 2275
Rel. Date: 07/09/2013
UPC: 715515107310

The Life of Oharu (Criterion Collection)
Artist: Life Of Oharu
Format: Blu-Ray
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A peerless chronicler of the soul who specialized in supremely emotional, visually exquisite films about the circumstances of women in Japanese society throughout it's history, Kenji Mizoguchi had already been directing movies for decades when he made THE LIFE OF OHARU in 1952. But this epic portrait of an inexorable fall from grace, starring the incredibly talented Kinuyo Tanaka (THE BALLAD OF NARAYAMA) as an imperial lady-in-waiting who gradually descends to street prostitution, was the movie that gained it's director international attention, ushering in a new golden period for him.
        
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