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September 24 ~ Story of the Last Chrysanthemums (Zangiku Monogatari) (1939)
142 min., 35mm, B&W
Mizoguchi felt as though he came into his own in this film. The story is based on a spoiled young actor from an important Kabuki family who defies his parents to marry the family maid and live in poverty as he struggles to master his craft. Japanese with subtitles.

(Print provided by the British Film Institute. Permission from Janus/Criterion.)


Added by arborupdate on August 25, 2004

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