Double Suicide

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Double Suicide

Double Suicide

Release Date: May 24, 1969

Year    :   1969
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   Drama, Romance
Production Companies    :   Hyôgen-sha, Art Theatre Guild
Director    :   Masahiro Shinoda
Producers    :   Masahiro Shinoda, Masayuki Nakajima, Masao Katô
Writers    :   Toru Takemitsu, Masahiro Shinoda, Monzaemon Chikamatsu, Taeko Tomioka
RunTime    :   105 mins.

Successful and married with children, paper-mill owner Jihei knows better than to contradict the strict social and moral codes of 18th-century Japan. But when he meets the lovely courtesan Koharu, he becomes a man obsessed. Koharu returns his love, even foregoing other customers while Jihei schemes to somehow buy her freedom. His efforts yield ruinous consequences for his business and his family life, and Koharu is meanwhile purchased by another client.




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