About the film
Beauty and the Thief
Release Date: September 22, 1952
|Genres||:||Adventure, Drama, History|
|Production Companies||:||Daiei Film|
|Writers||:||Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, Keigo Kimura|
The picture belongs to the jidai gekki (historic) genre. It is a powerful story of violence and eroticism, picturing a world at once sordid and poetic, with two central themes which intermingle to compound an admirable panel of a critical period in Japanese history: the great famine in the mid 19th Century.