Tales of Ugetsu
Ugetsu monogatari, feature film, Japan, 1953
DIRECTED BY: Kenji Mizoguchi
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.