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The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
DVD (region 1), 1939
299 SEK
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NOTE: This is a region-1 DVD which requires a region free DVD-player.

This heartrending masterpiece by Kenji Mizoguchi about the give-and-take between life and art marked the first full realization of the hypnotic long takes and eloquent camera movements that would come to define the director’s films. Kikunosuke (Shotaro Hanayagi), the adopted son of a legendary kabuki actor who is striving to achieve stardom by mastering female roles, turns to his infant brother’s wet nurse for support and affection—and she soon gives up everything for her beloved’s creative glory. Offering a fascinating glimpse behind the scenes of kabuki theater in the late nineteenth century, The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum provides a critique of the oppression of women and the sacrifices required of them, and represents the pinnacle of Mizoguchi’s early career.

Special features:
– New, restored 4K digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
– New interview with critic Phillip Lopate about the evolution of director Kenji Mizoguchi’s style
– PLUS: An essay by film scholar Dudley Andrew

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  • Barcode: 715515186117
  • Language: Japanese
  • Subtitle: English
  • Country: Japan
  • Studio: Criteron
  • Year: 1939
  • Screen ratio: Fullscreen

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