About the film
based on play or musical jidaigeki restless in peacetime
Gonza the Spearman
Release Date: January 15, 1986
|Slogan||:||«Straight to ruin! Victims of the law that binds them.»|
|Production Companies||:||Shochiku, Hyôgen-sha|
|Writers||:||Monzaemon Chikamatsu, Taeko Tomioka|
The tragic story of Gonza, a handsome ladies man, set in the Tokagawa Period, a time in which appearences are very important. Gonza competes with Bannojo for the honor to perform the tea ceremony to celebrate the birth of an heir to the lord of their clan. To see the sacred tea scrolls Gonza promises to marry the daughter of the family which possesses them, even though he is unofficially engaged to another. When studying the scrolls with Osai, the mother of the house, Bannajo sneaks into the house and steals their obis and runs through the town proclaiming the two as adulterers.