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Osaka Elegy 1936

  • Kenji Mizoguchi
  • May 28, 1936
  • 90 mins
  • Japanese
  • Drama
Ayako becomes the mistress of her boss so she can pay her father's debt and prevent him from going to prison for embezzlement.


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Perhaps it's wrong to let the end of a movie influence your opinion of the movie so, but the masterfully shot last five minutes of this film took it from entertaining romantic melodrama to an inspiring feminist anti-suicide-note, and an utterly unique one at that! If you enjoy films of the 1930s and have tired of the mainstream foreign fare, this may be one to try.

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