The great Japanese director followed his tough-minded Osaka Elegy with an equally forceful but more subtle analysis of female subjugation.
Superbly acted, shot and scripted, this is searing stuff.
It is a brief movie, which is impressive considering how much of Japanese culture its critique assults, but it must be conceded that it loses a little of its potential richness as a result.
| Original Score: 70/100
This elegant, carefully directed tale shows Mizoguchi's early talents.
| Original Score: 4/4
This is a touching and comedic film.
Mizoguchi presents similar themes MUCH more powerfully in Ugetsu or Sansho the Bailiff; here, it falls flat
| Original Score: 2/5
The masterpiece of Kenji Mizoguchi's prewar period.
| Original Score: 3/5
| Original Score: 5/5