Sansho the Bailiff

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Sansho the Bailiff

japan courtesan exile banishment governor prostitution compassion based on short story decree mercy feudal japan 11th century ancient japan

Sansho the Bailiff

Release Date: March 31, 1954

Year    :   1954
Slogan    :   «A film of unparalleled beauty by the great Japanese Master Kenji Mizoguchi»
Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   Daiei Film
Director    :   Kenji Mizoguchi
Producers    :   Masaichi Nagata
Writers    :   Yoshikata Yoda, Fuji Yahiro, Ogai Mori
RunTime    :   124 mins.

In medieval Japan a compassionate governor is sent into exile. His wife and children try to join him, but are separated, and the children grow up amid suffering and oppression.

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