Tales of Ugetsu

Ugetsu monogatari, feature film, Japan, 1953

DIRECTED BY: Kenji Mizoguchi

Tales of Ugetsu

CAST:
Masayuki Mori,
Machiko Kyô,
Kinuyo Tanaka,
Eitarô Ozawa,
Ikio Sawamura

SCRIPT:
Matsutarô Kawaguchi,
Akinari Ueda,
Yoshikata Yoda

PHOTOGRAPHY:
Kazuo Miyagawa

MUSIC:
Fumio Hayasaka,
Tamekichi Mochizuki,
Ichirô Saitô

EDITING:
Mitsuzô Miyata

Synopsis:
In the 16th century, civil war rages in Japan. The war will not stop two men who strive for success: Genjuro (Masayuki Mori) is a potter who wants to become rich, and Tobei (Eitarô Ozawa) wishes to become a samurai. This film won the Silver Bear in 1953 and has often been included in the lists of best films of all time.

b/w, 96'