Minamoto Yoshitsune

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Minamoto Yoshitsune


Minamoto Yoshitsune

Release Date: July 30, 1955

Year    :   1955
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Genres    :   Drama, History
Production Companies    :   Toei Company
Director    :   Ryō Hagiwara
Producers    :   
Writers    :   Fuji Yahiro, Genzo Murakami
RunTime    :   100 mins.

A historical scroll depicting the story of the tragic fate of the young samurai Minamoto Yoshitsune, based on the novel by Genzo Murakami. The action of the first part takes place in the late Heian period, when the Taira clan came to power, and Genji was oppressed. The great dream and ambitions of Genkuro Yoshitsune in his youth are depicted, he joins forces with his older brother Yoritomo to raise an army to defeat the Taira clan, and the second part depicts the fall of the clan, persecution and murder.


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