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The Crucified Lovers

Kenji Mizoguchi / JP, 1954 / 102 min.

The wife of an artisan is accused of having committed adultery with her husband’s apprentice. When the two are sentenced to death, they realise how strong their love is. Akira Kurosawa  regarded the  poignant film as a ‘great masterpiece that could only have been made by Mizoguchi’.

The crucified lovers

The 4K restoration of The Crucified Lovers was done by Kadokawa Corporation and The Film Foundation in association with The Japan Foundation

introduction

The screening on 6 December will be introduced by Dick Stegewerns, associate professor Japan Studies at the University of Oslo.

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Details

Director

Kenji Mizoguchi

Production year

1954

Country

JP

Original title

The Crucified Lovers

Length

102 min.

Language

Japanese

Subtitles

ENG

Format

DCP

Part of

Japan Restored

The golden years of Japanese cinema, the 1950s, are brought to life in a programme featuring brand new 4K restorations of seven classics in an international tour organised by The Japan Foundation.

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