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November 12 ~ Osaka Elegy (Naniwa Ereji) (1936)
69 min., 16mm, B&W
This film marked the beginning of Mizoguchi's realism and his first film about modern women. In order to keep her brother in college and her father from jail, a young woman becomes a mistress and later a prostitute. Eventually, the people close to her betray and disown her. Japanese with English Subtitles.

(Print provided by the Japan Foundation. Permission from Janus/Criterion.)


Added by arborupdate on August 25, 2004

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